If you are interested in becoming a member of the Rotary Club of Des Moines, please contact the Rotary Office.
Arrangements will be made for you to be our guest at lunch. After visiting the club at lunch, if you would like to continue the application process, a current Rotarian will submit a "Membership Proposal Form" to the Membership Review and Classification Committee proposing you for membership to the Rotary Club of Des Moines. The Rotarian who begins this process becomes your "Sponsor."
The Membership Review and Classification Committee will review the application and invite your Sponsor to speak on your behalf. A classification will be assigned to you at this time that best represents your business or profession.
Next your application will be presented to the Board of Directors for approval. As the Board meets once a month, please expect some down time during this part of the process.
Following the board approval of your application, your name and assigned classification will be printed in our E-bulletin for a ten day wait period. During this time, our Club bylaws allow for written objections from the membership.
After the expiration of ten days, if the number of Qualifying Objections received is less than 20% of the Eligible Voting Members, you shall be considered duly elected to membership .
At this time, you will be invoiced our $285 Induction Fee. The Rotary office will forward the appropriate forms so you can be entered into our club database. Please submit this information along with your picture (electronically, if possible) to the Rotary office. If you need a professional photograph taken, please contact our club photographer- Jim Stepp at James A. Stepp Photography/Lexicon Photography located at 5th and Grand on the skywalk downtown. Phone 515-707-3556. We will charge your account $20.
Plan to attend the next scheduled New Member Induction Meeting with your Sponsor. These meetings are typically held the 2nd Thursday of each month at 11:00 am, prior to the Rotary lunch. At this meeting, you will receive a member packet, instructions to log into our website, a member roster and your name badge.