What would It take to change the World? Rotary International is the world's first service Club organization with more that 1.2 million members In 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, eradicate polio under the motto 'Service Above Self.'

Since our founding in 1911, The Rotary Club of Harrisburg has been dedicated to doing good in the world as the 23rd oldest Rotary Club internationally (hence our nickname, Club 23.) As Harrisburg's premier service organization with approximately 200 members, The Rotary Club of Harrisburg is comprised of some of the region's most prominent community leaders - men and women with diverse backgrounds in business, professions, religions, civic and non-profit organizations. Our members actively strengthen the Harrisburg community through our service, fellowship, and by example. We gather at weekly meetings and other functions to fulfill our commitment to the Rotarian ideals of friendship, fellowship, and service to others. Committees/programs promote social and fellowship events, such as our annual Pancake Breakfast to benefit the Harrisburg School District.

There has never been a better time to be involved in Rotary-where member benefits, community service and networking opportunities await you. Other Club service committees bring us exceptional speakers each week, focus on our membership, work with our club website and PR/communications. Still others provide opportunities for hands-on contributions to local youth programs such as our Youth Community Development Team; Scholarships and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. Committees with an international emphasis offer opportunities to participate in World Community Service, Youth Exchange, Ambassadorial Scholarships, Group Study Exchanges and Vocational Services. 

What qualifies someone to Join Rotary? A prospective member must be In good standing in the community and be a business owner, executive, manage their own time, or be in a managerial position to be eligible for membership.

How does an individual become a Rotarian? To join, you must have a sponsor. Your sponsor will invite you to a lunch meeting where you can meet other Rotarians and experience a Rotary meeting. If you do not have a sponsor, one will be assigned to you.

Where does Rotary meet? The Rotary Club of Harrisburg meets each Monday in downtown Harrisburg at the Harrisburg Hilton, 2nd Street, Harrisburg. The meeting is a luncheon from Noon to 1:15 p.m. All meetings are currently being held remotely. 

What are the current financial obligations of belonging to Harrisburg Rotary? (Rotary Fiscal Year: July 1-Jun• 30)

Annual: Dues (mandatory)                                                                          920.00*

Initiation Fee (one time, due with application)                                         200.00*

Total Mandatory Costs                                                                               1,100.00

Giving to our Harrtsburg Rotary Club Foundation (expected)                100.00

Giving to The Rotary Foundation (expected)                                              100.00

Total                                                                                                               1,300.00

*The initiation fee is waived for former members who rejoin within one year; $100 after one year. Fees for Rotarians transferring from other Clubs Is $100 from within District 7390; $150 outside our District

Are there minimum attendance requirements? To remain in good standing, a 50% attendance record is expected. Meetings missed are easy to make up. Attendance at regularly scheduled committee meetings, board meetings, new member orientations, Club social functions all count as a meeting. Additionally, you can make up a missed meeting by attending other Rotary Club meetings two weeks prior or two weeks after a missed meeting.

What Is the New Membership process? Please complete the Membership Application below. Upon receipt, you will be notified by email. The Application will be submitted to the Board for consideration. Upon approval, you will be notified immediately. As soon as scheduling allows, you will be introduced to the Club by your sponsor during a regular Monday Club lunch meeting. At this meeting, you will receive your Red name badge.

Is there a New Member Orientation? The Rotary Club of Harrisburg is committed to help new members find their place in the Rotary World, availing all aspects of service to better the world around us. Our Club's New Member Orientation will follow a regular Rotary meeting with a New Member Packet filled with information about the Club.

Are prospective members ever turned down? Prospective members can be turned down because the Membership Committee or the Board of the Club feels that he/she does not meet the qualification for membership. Initiation fees will be returned.