Becoming a Rotarian you join an association of some 31,000 autonomous clubs in 166 countries, Rotary International is one of the world's largest and oldest service organizations.
Rotary club members are part of a diverse group of professional leaders working to address various community and international service needs. Through community service and other means, Rotary club members help promote peace and understanding throughout the world. Our members are our most important asset. They are the force that allows Rotary to carry out its many humanitarian efforts and achieve its mission
Why Join Rotary
Becoming a Rotarian you join an association of some 31,000 autonomous clubs in 166 countries, Rotary International is one of the world's largest service organizations. The goal for a club's membership is an up-to-date and progressive representation of the community's business, vocational, and professional interests.
Membership is vital to a Rotary club's operations and community service activities. A primary goal of the club is to continually expand the club with committed members who have the interest and ability to get involved in service and humanitarian projects. Prospective members must:hold — or be retired from — a professional, proprietary, executive, or managerial position; have the capacity to meet the club's weekly attendance or community project participation requirements; live or work within the locality of the club or the surrounding area.
East Kilbride Rotary Club
An important distinction between Rotary and other organisations is that membership in Rotary is by invitation.
Often a person being considered for membership is invited by a member/sponsor to attend one or more club meetings to learn more about Rotary. The sponsor may then submit the name of the candidate to the club's membership committee.
An individual who is interested in membership but doesn't know any Rotarians can contact the local club directly. Search the Club Locator and Rotary Web Sites databases to find contact information for clubs. Some Rotary clubs maintain an office and may be listed in your telephone directory. Other resources include a Rotary club in an adjoining community, the local chamber of commerce, the public library, or other non-profit service organizations.
Responsibility Of Membership
Rotary club membership carries with it certain responsibilities.Members are expected to attend weekly programs of the club. Opportunities to make up attendance include attending the regular meeting of another Rotary club, attending various other Rotary meetings, or attending a club service project authorized by the club board of directors. Members are required to pay annual dues to their clubs, their districts, and to Rotary International. Members are expected to participate in local or international activities or projects of the Rotary club. Clubs encourage members to aspire to leadership or committee roles within their clubs.
Rotary International is an association of individual clubs that operate autonomously. Membership is extremely important to us, and we are always eager to hear from individuals interested in our mission and joining a Rotary club.
Our universal premise is that each club's membership constitutes an accurate representation of the business and professional population within the community served. Membership in a Rotary club requires an invitation and sponsorship by a member of the club as well as an available business or professional classification.
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