The following is an excerpt from an article in the August Rotarian written by John F. Germ president of Rotary International.      
"Whenever I tell a group of Rotarians that we need more willing hands, more caring hearts, and more bright minds to move our work forward, everyone applauds. But those hands, hearts, and minds won't magically appear in our clubs. We have to ask them to join. And an invitation to Rotary is something that only you can give. An invitation is a gift. It's saying to someone, "I think you have the skills, the talent, and the character to make our community better, and I want you to join me in doing that."
The key is when we find someone with the qualities that would make a good Rotarian, it is our job to invite them to learn more about Rotary, with the hope that they too will want to become a member of our great organization.