District Membership Committee

The District Membership Committee:

  • Promotes sustained net membership growth and empowers club leaders to shape and retain a quality membership with practical and customized support.
  • Conducts an annual membership rally
  • Contributes membership training to the district training assembly
  • Offers customized consultations to clubs membership committees
  • Publishes a quarterly newsletter
  • Provides membership-related programs to clubs
  • Offers practical and current resources on the district website
  • Generates sharing and exchange of ideas through a LinkedIn discussion group, and…
  • Provides specific support to clubs, as needed.


By attracting new members and keeping existing members, we strengthen the clubs of tomorrow. Your committee identifies strategies that will grow membership and promotes them to district clubs. Together you:

  • Conduct district membership sessions in coordination with the governor-elect and district trainer.
  • Identify and assist struggling clubs in coordination with assistant governors.
  • Coordinate activities with the public image committee in support of club membership efforts.
  • Support clubs in engaging members to serve their communities more effectively.
  • Encourage clubs to attract qualified professionals who can bring different perspectives and skills to meet local needs.

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Note: All Club Membership Chairs are also included in the District Membershbip Committee.

Membership Coordinator Bill Grile
Public Administrator - Retired Contact Bill Grile.
Membership Coordinator Michele Kellison
Partner / Owner CPA / Tax Planning Contact Michele Kellison.
Membership Coordinator Beth Sheehan
Director of Philanthropy Public Relations: Non-Profit Development Contact Beth Sheehan.
Membership Leads Coordinator Jean Hamilton
Owner - Hair Salon Retired Contact Jean Hamilton.
Member John Bushnell
Restaurants, Steak House Contact John Bushnell.
Member Emily Francona
Principal Military - US Air Force (retired) Contact Emily Francona.
Member Dell G. Gray
Healthcare Executive Medical Group Management Contact Dell G. Gray.
Member David Hernandez
Member David J. Reece
President Consulting Engineer Contact David J. Reece.
Member Patty M Scott
Member Eva Ellen Germaine Shimotakahara
Owner / Manager Registered Nurse Contact Eva Ellen Germaine Shimotakahara.
Member Robert V. Thurston
International Internship Director International Programs / Exchanges Contact Robert V. Thurston.
Member Sadie Ward
Manager Retail-Footwear and Clothes Contact Sadie Ward.
Member Christine Waugh
Business Consultant and Confidant Business Consultant Contact Christine Waugh.
Member David A. Bassett
Professional Engineer Contact David A. Bassett.