India and South Korea reap benefit of America’s declining membership

by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden ON

Further analysis of the material supplied by Rotary International reveals that the new Zones were created in the South-eastern Asian countries of India and South Korea. Each gained one of the two zones collapsed in the USA. This will likely come as no surprise to knowledgeable Rotarians who have been monitoring membership trends for the past decade.

Numerically,  the new Zone in India is number 7. However, it is virtually impossible to determine what the number is in South Korea as both South Korean Zones were given new numbers, Zones 11 and 12. Even the left over Zone 9 could claim the title, as it was formerly Zone 10

The following charts and maps will show why India is clear and why South Korea is less clear.

India

New Zone for India
Current 2020
Zone 4 India 586, 3011, 3012, 30306, 3040, 3051, 3052, 3053, 3060, 3070, 3080, 3090, 31317,31327, 3141, 3142 ZONE 4: India (western and northern): 3011, 3012, 3040, 3051, 3052, 3053, 3060, 3070, 3080, 3090, 3141, 3142
Zone 5 India (southern), Maldives, Sri Lanka 2981, 2982, 3000, 30207, 31507, 31607, 31707, 31817, 31827, 31907, 3201, 3202, 3211, 3212. 3220, 3230 ZONE 5: India (southern), Maldives, Sri Lanka: 2981, 2982, 3000, 3201, 3202, 3211, 3212, 3220, 3230
Zone 6 Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Lao People’s Democratic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Republic Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, 3110,3120, 3240, 3250, 3261, 3262, 3271, 3272, 3281, 3282, 3291, 3292,330010, 331010, 333010, 334010, 335010,336010 ZONE 6: Bhutan, India (eastern), Nepal: *58, 3030, 3110, 3120, 3240, 3250, 3261, 3262, 3291, 3292
ZONE 7: India (central and southern): 3020, 3131, 3132, 3150, 3160, 3170, 3181, 3182, 3190

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South Korea

New Zone for South Korea

Current 2020
Zone 9 Korea 360011, 362011, 363011, 364011, 365011, 367012, 368012, 369011, 370012, 373011, 374011, 375011 ZONE 9: China, Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia, Taiwan: *52, 3450, 3460, 3470, 3480, 3490, 3500, 3510, 3520
Zone 10 People’s Rep. of China, Hong Kong, Macao, Mongolia, Taiwan, Korea 529, 34509, 34609, 34709, 34809, 34909, 35009, 35109, 35209, 359012, 361012, 366112, 366212, 371012, 372112, 372212 ZONE 10: Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand: 3300, 3310, 3330, 3340, 3350, 3360, 3770, 3780, 3790, 3800, 3810, 3820, 3830, 3850, 3860, 3870
Zone 11 (17 Districts in Europe) ZONE 11: South Korea (northern): 3600, 3620, 3630, 3640, 3650, 3690, 3730, 3740, 3750
Zone 12 (14 Districts in Europe) ZONE 12: South Korea (southern): 3590, 3610, 3661, 3662, 3670, 3680, 3700, 3710, 3721, 3722

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Japan example of depth of changes made

The Rotary Zone Committee and the three working groups made an extraordinary number of changes.

Japan which had three zones and retained all three zones, none-the-less will see a total of 12 Districts change Zone alignment.

Changes in Zones for Japan

Current 2020
Zone 1 Japan 2500, 2510, 2520, 2530, 2540, 2550, 2560, 25702, 27702, 27902, 2800, 28202, 2830, 28402 ZONE 1: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Japan (northern), Pakistan: 2500, 2510, 2520, 2530, 2540, 2550, 2560, 2800, 2830, 3271, 3272, 3281, 3282, 3410, 3420
Zone 2 Japan, Guam, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, Palau 2580, 2590, 2600, 2610, 2620, 26303, 2750, 2760, 2780 ZONE 2: Guam, Japan (central), Micronesia, Northern Marianas, Palau: 2570, 2580, 2590, 2600, 2610, 2620, 2750, 2760, 2770, 2780, 2790, 2820, 2840
Zone 3 Japan, 2640, 2650, 2660, 2670, 2680, 2690, 2700, 2710, 2720, 2730, 2740 ZONE 3: Japan (southern): 2630, 2640, 2650, 2660, 2670, 2680, 2690, 2700, 2710, 2720, 2730, 2740