From the desk of Doug Christiansen

I’m proud to be your District Club Support Director for 2017/18. My approach to membership this year will be on helping clubs create a Positive Club Culture which will turn into Retention which leads to Recruitment which leads to growth and stability.

We need to make new members feel welcome into the clubs they have joined and make sure we understand what they’re expecting out of Kin and what they’re able to give back to Kin. If we can recognize and leverage that, we will have engaged and productive members.

While bringing in new members injects new energy and ideas into our clubs, it’s even more important to create a club culture in which the new members can build and maintain a solid foundation and the existing membership enjoys the club atmosphere and stays energized within it. Clubs need to make new and old members feel that they have something to bring to the club and the Association and what the Association has to offer membership reteSampleOnlyntion.


I am going to continue to recognize existing members within the District. Together with the help of our Deputy Governors, we will continue to award a Kin of the Month throughout the year.

I am also asking members who your KINspiration was or is. I would like to know who inspired you or inspires you. Everybody has their KINspiration and I would like to share them with the District. At District Conference I will have a display up all weekend with all the KINspirations and Kin of The Month award winners. With the KINspiration I will draw one submission and the one drawn will have a $500.00 donation made to a charity of their choice.

A positive club culture is critical to the health of a club and its membership. Through positive club culture retention will occur and from recruitment starts. Some clubs excel while others struggle. We will share best practices and ideas to improve club culture throughout the year, and will work with clubs and offer our assistance when help is needed. Remember … it’s important to recognize an issue and address it quickly, because the longer you wait, the more difficult it will be. So please reach out to me if you feel you need some assistance.


Doug Christiansen

District Club Support Director

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