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 Welcome and thanks for your interest in Rotary.  We are always looking for new members.


Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

There are 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary's main objective is service - in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.

The Bar Harbor (MDI) club meets weekly at Noon on Wednesdays at Birch Bay Village, where we can always count on an excellent meal and an interesting program, except for the first Wednesday of each month when we meet at 5:30 for a social hour and very brief business meeting at a local restaurant.  Our meetings are full of fun and fellowship. 
 
Our full fledged, Active Members are engaged and involved and support the following:
​a. Attendance: (1) attend or make up at least 50 percent of club regular meetings or engage in club projects, other events and activities for at least 12 hours in each half of the year, or a proportionate combination of both; (2) attend at least 30 percent of this club’s regular meetings, or engage in club projects, other events and activities in each half of the year and (2) do not miss 4 meetings in a row, unless approved by the board;
b. Costs of membership: (1) pay annual dues and fees, (2) weekly lunch cost, (3) support the Rotary Foundation with contribution;
c. Committee Work: join and actively participate in at least one committee;
d. Fundraising: understand the need to participate in the Seafood festival; and
e. Classification: know what classification means and what yours will be. 
 
Our Associate Members are equally involved, but have reduced membership requirements:
a. Attendance: attend one meeting per month.
b. Costs of membership: pay a reduced annual membership fee and the cost of lunch at the meeting attended.
c. Committee work: join and actively participate in at least one committee
d. Fundraising: participate in the annual seafood festival fundraiser
e. Classification: includes "Associate" in the classification, which limits associate members as ineligible to vote or to serve as a club officer.
 
If you are interested, please download a new member application in the upper left and submit it through any club member.
 
To learn more, please browse around the rest of our website, and/or click on the following link:
Rotary Basics -- from Rotary International