Become A Member
While Rotary clubs are grounded in the same values, no two are the same, because each community has its own unique needs. At club meetings in communities across the globe, our members come together to strengthen their connections to friends and neighbors and their commitment to improving lives.
Rotary is 1.2 million passionate individuals in 35,000+ clubs worldwide. We are both an international organization and a local community leader. Together we lead change in our own backyards and across the world.
Membership in a Rotary club is by invitation only. We want to make sure you join a club that best fits your passion and perspective. We can make it easy to get involved and on your way to membership immediately.
What are the benefits?
Becoming a Rotary member connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back. Through regular meetings and events, you’ll:
Discuss your community’s needs and develop creative ways to meet them
Connect with other leaders who are changing the world
Expand your leadership and professional skills
Catch up with good friends and meet new ones
Other benefits of membership include:
Rotary Global Rewards, our member benefits program, which offers discounts on products and services. It’s Rotary’s way of helping our members spend less so they can do more.
The Rotary International Convention is our biggest event of the year. Rotary members from more than 130 countries meet at the convention each year to celebrate our successes and make plans for the future.
Rotary Fellowships give members the chance to join a group of people who share similar interests, hobbies, or vocations. Some groups use their fellowship to make a positive difference.
Rotarian Action Groups unite Rotary members, family members, program participants and alumni who share their expertise in particular fields by collaborating with clubs and districts on projects.
What’s expected of me?
As a club member, you will be asked to:
Pay club dues
Attend meetings and events
Use your professional skills and talents to make a difference
Rotaract and Interact clubs
If you’re between the ages of 12 and 30, you may be interested in joining one of our service clubs for young professionals and youth. Like Rotary clubs, Rotaract and Interact clubs give their members the chance to make friends, develop leadership skills, and create positive change. Learn more about Rotaract and Interact clubs.
What is the attendance requirement?
As a member of our club, you are responsible for attending at least 50 percent of all club meetings in each six-month period. If you’re unable to attend a meeting, you can make up that meeting by attending a meeting of another Rotary club.
Use the club locator on the Rotary International Web site to find meeting locations and times. Meetings can be made up two weeks before or after the missed meeting. Rotarians can also make up meetings by participating in a club service project, attending a club board meeting, or attending an online meeting at one of several Rotary e-clubs .
You can also make up a meeting at another Rotary club in the area.