Why Should You Join Carmel Rotary?

Membership in the Rotary Club of Carmel is by invitation only. We are a service club whose primary mission is to serve our local and international communities. Our members are committed to giving of their time and their resources in order to accomplish these goals. Our members come from a broad cross-section of our local business leaders and other professionals. We are not primarily a business networking organization. However, many of our members do end up doing business together, as they build relationship within our club.

All applicants for membership must be sponsored by one of our existing members. Their general information is published to our entire membership through our club newsletter and then if there are no objections, they are submitted to our Board for approval as a Provisional Member, which is a temporary membership while you become acquainted with our club.

As a Provisional Member, you are encouraged to continue to attend all Carmel Rotary Club functions and events and you will be added to the Club’s mailing list. In order to become a “full” member of The Rotary Club of Carmel, there are a few steps that you must complete during your first 3-6 months of Provisional Membership. They are as follows:

  • Attend at least 50% of all club meetings. You are allowed to submit ‘make-ups’ during this time.
  • Pay your billed dues.
  • Attend at least one club sponsored social event.
  • Attend a Carmel Rotary Club Board Meeting.
  • Select at least one committee or project that you will serve in during your first twelve months of membership.
  • Attend a committee meeting, or club related community event.
  • Serve as a Greeter at our weekly meetings.
  • Post a picture to your club webpage, and update any additional information as needed.
  • Attend a meeting of another Rotary Club Meeting.
  • Attend a new member orientation.

Upon completion of the requirements described above you will be inducted into the Club as an active member with all rights and privileges. The purpose of the Provisional Membership process is the fully assimilate you into the Club as an accepted and productive member.

Please direct any questions to your sponsor or feel free to contact the New Member Liaison, Katie Smardo, at any time with any questions or concerns.   


Watch the video below to understand more about Rotary and why you should join such a great organization.