ROTARY MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Roles of Being a Member

New Members:  Welcome! As a new member, you’ll get a chance to become more involved in your community and to provide aid to other parts of the world through the opportunities that your Rotary club and Rotary International offer.
 
Longtime Rotarians agree that involvement is key to getting the most out of membership. Volunteer to serve on a committee that meets your interests, to be a greeter for weekly club meetings, or to join a service project team. These activities will help you get to know your fellow club members and better understand the work of Rotary.
 
Rotary membership is by invitation only. If you would like to learn more about the Rotary club in your community and its various service projects, contact your local club, which can be located by searching the Club Locator database. You can also search our Rotary Web sites database to see if your local club is online. To express your interest in Rotary, fill out the Prospective Member Contact Form and Rotary International will forward your information to Rotary clubs in your area.
 
Membership Responsibilities:  What Rotarians get out of Rotary depends largely on what they put into it. Many membership requirements are designed to help club members more fully participate in and enjoy their Rotary experience.
 
Attendance:  Attending weekly club meetings allows members to enjoy fellowship, enrich their professional and personal knowledge, and meet other business leaders in their community.
 
If members miss a meeting of their own club, they’re encouraged to expand their Rotary horizons by attending a meeting of any other Rotary club in the world.
 
Service:  By participating in local and international service projects, club members can volunteer their time and talents where they’re most needed.
 
Dues:  Club members are required to pay annual dues to their clubs, districts, and Rotary International, as well as the subscription fee to the appropriate Rotary magazine.
 
Leadership:  Club members are encouraged to volunteer for leadership roles at the club level and beyond. To learn more about leadership opportunities in your district, see the district leadership seminar page and the club committee’s page.