How to Become a Member


Thinking about joining Rotary? Rotarians are business and professional leaders who take an active role in their communities while greatly enriching their personal and professional lives. A Rotary club contains a diverse group of professional leaders from the community that the club serves. If you're interested in learning more about joining Rotary, start by filling out the prospective member form.
Prospective Member Form
Membership Criteria
Rotarians are members of Rotary clubs. Rotary clubs belong to Rotary International. To become a Rotarian, you must be invited to join a Rotary club by a member of that club. A qualified candidate for Rotary club membership is an adult of good character and good business, professional, or community reputation. The candidate fits one of the following criteria:

�Holds or has held an executive position with discretionary authority in any worthy and recognized business or profession
�Serves or has served as a community leader
Classifications of Rotary
Membership invitations are also based on the classification principle, which helps ensure a cross-representation of the businesses and professions within the community. A classification describes either the principal business or professional service of the organization that the Rotarian works for, or the Rotarian's own activity within the organization. Examples of classifications include higher education administration, eye surgery, human resources, and pharmaceutical sales. Please tell us your profession.
Responsibilities of Rotary
RESPONSIBILITIES OF ROTARY In addition, Rotary club membership carries with it certain responsibilities:
�Members are expected to attend weekly meetings of the club. There are various opportunities for making up missed meetings.
�Members are required to pay annual dues to their club, their district (an administrative unit of Rotary International), and to Rotary International.
The Membership Process
Often a person being considered for membership is invited by a current member to attend one or more club meetings. If the prospective member is a good fit for the club, and the club is a good match for the prospective member's interests, a sponsor may submit the candidate to the club's membership committee. With approval from the committee and the other club members, the candidate may be inducted into the club. Please be reminded that membership is by invitation only and is at the discretion of each individual Rotary club.