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WHAT IS ROTARY, AND WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME AS A CLUB MEMBER?

Rotary clubs tackle projects of every scale and inspire fellow Rotarians, friends, neighbors, and partners to share their vision, exchange ideas for lasting solutions, and take action to bring those ideas to life.  If this rings true for you, we want you to join us. 
 
The video about showcases some of the ways Rotarians impact our community, and the world.  Our 63 Rotary clubs in the greater Houston area consist of members that want to give back to their community.  We're family, friends and neighbors, community and business leaders, young and seasoned professionals and retirees who network while supporting numerous service projects in our community and world.   
 

Rotarians are People of Action, driven by a desire to create opportunities, strengthen communities, and find solutions to the tough challenges that affect people around the world.  Rotary is a family-friendly organization, so we welcome your family at club meetings, service projects, and social events.

Impacting the world is important...but we realize that you're busy, so our clubs have flexible membership options so you can become a Rotarian. 
 
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
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING?

Becoming a Rotary member connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back. Through regular meetings, socials, service projects 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

 

 

 

 

Clubs accept new members by invitation. To help us find the right club for you, we’ll ask you a few questions about yourself and your interests. Then we’ll share your answers with Rotary leaders in your community who will match you with a club.

Interested in joining a Rotary club in the greater Houston area?  Please CLICK HERE to contact our District 5890 Membership Committee Chair which will answer any questions you have.  Want to find a Rotary club near where you work, or live on a day and time that is convenient for you?  CLICK HERE for a link showing "When & Where Clubs Meet".


CLUB MEMBERSHIP RESOURCES

Please note that some resources may require you to login to your MyRotary account.

ASSESS YOUR ROTARY CLUB

Use these resources to see if your club is meeting members' needs and reflecting the community:


ENGAGE CURRENT MEMBERS

Use these resources to learn strategies that will keep members excited about Rotary:


CONNECT WITH PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS

Use the strategies and ideas in these resources to connect with potential members:

  • — Welcoming younger professionals into Rotary is essential for us. Our digital kit will help you rethink membership and bring emerging leaders into your club.
  • —Take this Learning Center course to help draw prospective members, update your club's experience, and better highlight what it does well.
  • — Design your own club brochure using the template on Rotary's Brand Center. Choose images and wording to best represent your club.
  • — Show this presentation to prospective members or at your club's public events. Add content and images specific to your club, and have prospective member brochures available.
  • — Try these strategies to attract qualified members for your club.
  • — Give this brochure to prospective members so they can understand what Rotary is about and what sets it apart from other organizations.
  • — Working with prospective members is a delicate task. Find tips and ideas to determine whether membership would match their needs as well as your club's. Learn what you can do to ensure that prospects have a positive experience, regardless of whether they join.

FOLLOW YOUR MEMBERSHIP LEADS

Many prospective members express their interest in Rotary through . If you are a club or district leader, you will receive an email alert letting you know if any of these prospective members have been assigned to your club or district. Check often — these prospective members are waiting to hear from you.

These resources can help you understand what to do with membership leads:

  • — This Learning Center course will show how a prospect experiences the membership leads process, and how club and district leaders can create a consistent, positive experience for prospective members.
  • — Find prospective members who want to get involved.
  • presentation — An in depth training tool for helping clubs and district leaders understand the entire process for managing leads.
  • How to Manage Membership Leads (for and ). Learn how to find and manage your online membership leads.
  • — This video explains the new membership leads process for clubs and districts.

MAKE NEW MEMBERS FEEL WELCOME

Use these resources to celebrate new members, develop an orientation program, and get them involved early and often.

  • — This Learning Center course shows how to make your club's new members feel welcome, appreciated, and valued.
  • — Find ideas for engaging new members, getting them involved, and giving them a meaningful Rotary experience.
  • — Give this comprehensive overview of Rotary to new members or order it for club reference.
  • — Encourage members to get involved in their club, community, and the Rotary world for a more meaningful experience.
  • — Welcome new members to your club with Rotary essentials: Rotary Basics, Connect for Good, a What's Rotary? card, a Rotary magnet, and the Rotary Foundation annual report.
  • — Customize a certificate for your new members and present it to them when you officially welcome them to your club.

DEVELOP YOUR CLUB

Find ideas for planning and strengthening your club in these resources: