Posted on Sep 20, 2019
Shekhar Mehta, of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2021-22.
 
He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
 
Mehta acknowledges that current membership trends are a challenge and says that membership development should be Rotary’s highest priority. He believes that focusing on regional plans, successfully transitioning Rotaractors into Rotary clubs, and increasing diversity and female members could yield a 5 per cent net growth in membership each year.
 
“A major brainstorming is needed to find effective solutions suited to different areas of the world,” says Mehta.
 
He adds that regional ethos and culture have to be taken into account to find localized solutions, as “one size does not fit all.” He believes Rotary can extend to new geographical areas and countries.