Benefits of Rotary Membership

 

There’s something that all Rotary club members have in common: We take action. As community volunteers, we reach out to neighbors in need. We build, support, and organize. We save lives. We work locally and globally.

Around the world and around the corner, the 1.2 million men and women of Rotary

  • Get involved in their communities
  • Connect with other professionals
  • Share their time and experience with young people
  • Support global causes, such as eradicating polio
  • Use their skills to help others

Whether you’re a veteran volunteer or new to community service, we’re looking for people like you.

Discover the benefits of joining your local Rotary Club:

Professional Networking

A founding principle of Rotary was to meet periodically to enjoy camaraderie and
enlarge one’s circle of business and professional acquaintances. As the oldest
service club in the world, Rotary club members represent a cross-section of the
community’s owners, executives, managers, political leaders, and professionals –
people who make decisions and influence policy.

Service Opportunities

Club members have many opportunities for humanitarian service, both locally and
internationally. Service programs address such concerns as health care, hunger,
poverty, illiteracy, and the environment. Rotarians experience the fulfillment that
comes from giving back to the community.

International Awareness

With more than 31,000 Rotary clubs in over 160 countries, Rotarians gain an
understanding of humanitarian issues through international service projects and
exchange programs. One of Rotary’s highest objectives is to build goodwill and
peace throughout the world.

Friendship

Rotary was founded on fellowship, an ideal that remains a major attraction of
membership today. Club members enjoy the camaraderie with like-minded
professionals, and club projects offer additional opportunities to develop enduring
friendships. Rotary club members who travel have friendly contacts in almost
every city in the world.

Good Citizenship

Weekly Rotary club programs keep members informed about what is taking place
in the community, nation, and world and motivated to make a difference.

Family Foundations

Rotary sponsors some of the world’s largest youth exchange, educational
exchange, and scholarship programs. Rotary clubs provide innovative training
opportunities and mentoring for young leaders and involve family members in a
wide range of social and service activities.

Entertainment

Social activities give Rotarians a chance to let loose and have fun. Every Rotary
club and district hosts parties and activities that offer diversions from today’s
demanding professional and personal schedules. Conferences, conventions,
assemblies, and social events provide entertainment as well as Rotary
information, education, and service.

Ethical Environment

Encouraging high ethical standards in one’s profession and respect for all worthy
vocations has been a hallmark of Rotary from its earliest days. In their business
and professional lives, Rotarians abide by The Four-Way Test:
Of the things we think, say or do:
1) Is it the TRUTH?
2) Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3) Will it BUILD GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4) Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Leadership Development

Rotary is an organization of successful professionals. Team building, fundraising,
public speaking, planning, organization, and communication are just a sampling of
the leadership skills that club members can exercise and enhance. Being a Rotary
leader provides further experience in learning how to motivate, inspire, and guide
others.

Diversity in Membership

Rotary’s classification system ensures that a club’s membership represents a
variety of the community’s professional men and women, including leaders in
business, industry, the arts, government, sports, the military, and religion. Rotary
clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.