Become a Member

WHY SHOULD I JOIN A ROTARY CLUB?

"My favorite thing about Rotary is that it's an efficient use of my time. All at once, I'm creating new friendships, making new business contacts, learning how my community works, and participating in the world."

You'll make valuable connections with community leaders who care about the issues facing your hometown and hometowns around the world. And you'll have the chance to apply your personal experience and professional skills to solve these challenges and create positive change.

As a Rotarian, you'll find opportunities to network and develop your professional skills. You can take the lead in developing projects, organizing events, and running your club. Through these activities, you'll hone your project planning skills, improve your public speaking, and even learn new skills, like public relations, social media, and fundraising.

You'll spend time with friends and make new ones every week! Make it a family affair. Rotarians are encouraged to invite their spouse or partner, children, and parents to help with service projects and attend club events. Rotary offers opportunities for all ages, from service clubs for youth and young adults (Interact and Rotaract) to exchanges that give young and old alike the chance to explore new cultures.

What are the qualifications for membership?

A prospective Rotarian must be a person of good character with a good business, professional, or community reputation and also be one of the following:

  • A current or former professional, proprietor, executive, manager, or community leader
  • Committed to service with a record of personal involvement
  • A Rotary Foundation alumnus

What are the responsibilities of membership?

Rotary is built upon fellowship and service; therefore, regular participation in weekly meetings, socials, team meetings, fundraising events or service projects is expected from each member. Participation helps to build a strong vibrant club and ensure its success. Rotarians must pay annual dues to their clubs, their Rotary district, and Rotary International, and they’re expected to participate in local or international Rotary club activities or projects. Clubs encourage Rotarians to aspire to club leadership or committee roles.

What are the attendance requirements?

An attendance record of 50 percent is required to remain an active Rotarian. Any missed meeting must be made up within 14 days before or after the regular meeting. To accommodate busy schedules, there are various opportunities to make up missed meetings.