Rotary brings together 1.2 million professionals and community leaders from over 200 countries in the world to help people  in need. Local initiatives within our own club have included stocking the local food bank and building shelves, working on Habitat for Humanity builds, local park cleanups, and financial support for Kidsability and their individual clients. Internationally we have provide maternal health care, assisting in building clean water wells, AIDS prevention and awareness, and polio eradication to name just a few causes.  We work in the community and internationally to tackle some of the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.  The causes we choose to support are member-driven.
Rotary International’s current major initiative is to end polio everywhere and forever. Together we have achieved 99% reduction in cases since 1988.  When we are done, polio will follow smallpox to become only the second human disease in history to be eradicated. Rotary is working to raise an additional $35 million per year through 2018 for polio eradication to be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Rotary works through education, humanitarian service and by connecting young leaders. There are two service organizations for young leaders, Interact (ages 12 -18) and Rotaract (ages 18-30) that are sponsored by Rotary Clubs in the community. The Cambridge Rotaract Club is a fantastic opportunity for young professionals or students to become involved in their community.  For more information please ask your membership chair.
Fundraising enables Rotarians and our club to make a difference.  All members are required to help in a significant way with our fundraisers.  Our current fundraisers include:
  • Fun Run (May) to support KidsAbility
  • Veterans Golf Tournament (May/June)
  • Best Bites (September) to support Cambridge Memorial Hospital
  • Rotary Roses (Thanksgiving)
  • Oktoberfest (October) supporting the “One Room at a Time” campaign for Cambridge Memorial Hospital.
Member Expectations:
  • Attend 60-70% of meetings. Make-up meetings can be completed all over the world. Members are encouraged to visit other clubs and be an ambassador for our club.
  • Become involved, choose something you are passionate about and donate your time and resources, to a level you are comfortable with. 
  • Introduce yourself as a new member to other members of the club.
  • Bring new initiatives or ideas to the club – is there a cause that means a lot to you? An interesting speaker? An off-site visit? Let us know!
  • You are the ambassador for Rotary. Talk about Rotary to shape the public’s perception of who we are and what we do. Bring potential members as guests to meetings or events. Rotary provides a platform for men and women of all ethnicities, faiths and cultures to make the world a better place through volunteer service.
Fee Structure (All Figures Annual):
  • $100.00 to the Galt County Club (GCC) for the service club membership, this gives you full member privileges at the GCC 7 days a week including up to 7 pay-as-you-play rounds of golf with 3 guests.
  • There is a $300.00 food minimum from the Galt Country Club where we meet.  This amount is not added to your account minimum if you are already a member of GCC.
    • Order your own meals at meetings from a menu of options, including vegetarian.  Your order is charged to your GCC membership account, which is billed monthly by email.  Payments can be made easily online. Your meeting meal orders count toward your annual food minimum.
  • $325.00 to Rotary International for their operation, and the things they do for us
  • $295.00 to Rotary Club of Cambridge (P-H) this covers select  social events for the members, spouses, partners, and guests
  • Spouses, partners, and guests could be charged a participation fee to cover costs
  • There are some select "Funraiser" events that are completely pay-as-you-go to help build the social aspect of our club.
Important Links:
Rotary International:
Rotary Club of Cambridge (P-H), public site:
Rotary Club of Cambridge (P-H), member site:
Next Steps:
Get in touch with the membership chair.   He/she will get back to you for an admittance interview, and then pass your information to the executive committee and then on to the membership committee for consideration.