Guidelines for Friends of Rotary
 
These guidelines were developed using the recommendations made by Rotary District 9800.
 
BACKGROUND
 
These guidelines have been developed following a desire to bring Rotary to more people in the community in the hope that they will become full members and of utilising resources of extra persons who may be interested in assisting as volunteers at Rotary programs and activities whilst not committing to the responsibilities of membership of Rotary. Such persons will be welcome at club meetings and fellowship events.
 
GUIDELINES
 
  • Friend of Rotary is not a member of the sponsoring club and therefore is not entitled to the rights not subject to the responsibilities of membership of the club as provided for in the club rules and bylaws.
  • All applications to become a Friend of Rotary will be considered by the Board of the club (the Board) after the applicant has been nominated by a member of the club. The Board has an unfettered discretion to determine whether or not to approve any such application.
  • A Friend of Rotary will hold that position for a period of 12 months, and that period may be extended each year by agreement between that person and the Board.
  • A Friend of Rotary shall not be entitled to wear the Rotary lapel badge or any insignia containing the Rotary wheel but may wear apparel approved by the Board containing the words “Friend of the Rotary Club of Mount Barker”.
  • A Friend of Rotary is not entitled to hold office in the club or vote at any meeting of the club.
  • A Friend of Rotary will have the following financial obligations:
  • Joining Fee – as determined by the Board from time to time and which is currently $100;

  • Annual Dues as determined by the Board from time to time and which are currently $50;
  • Meal costs for any weekly club meeting attended at the same price as is charged to full members.
  • A Friend of Rotary is entitled to receive the Club Bulletin.
  • A Friend of Rotary is not entitled to receive the Rotary Down Under magazine unless the cost is met by the Friend of Rotary.

  • A Friend of Rotary may attend weekly club meetings.

  • A Friend of Rotary may participate in club programs and fellowship functions.

  • A Friend of Rotary must comply with all applicable District Protection Policies with respect to programs and activities of the club that involve youth and vulnerable adults. It is the responsibility of the club to ensure that all Friends of Rotary are aware of their legal obligations under the relevant legislation and their obligations under the applicable District Policies.

  • Membership of Friends of Rotary may be terminated at the discretion of the Board.

  • If at any time a Friend of Rotary expresses a wish to become a member of the club, the normal procedures for qualification as a member, nomination and acceptance by the Board of the Rotary Club of Mount Barker shall apply as for any new member.

  • A Friend of Rotary association with the club is open to existing club members subject to the approval of the Board on a case by case basis.

Please click here to download the Friends of Rotary Application Form.

Please click here to download a hard copy of these Guidelines.