Benefits of Membership
There are many reasons to join a local Rotary club:
An original goal of Rotary was to allow club members to meet periodically and
enlarge their circle of business and professional acquaintances. As members of
the oldest service club in the world, Rotarians represent a cross-section of their
community’s business owners, executives, managers, political leaders, and
professionals – people who make decisions and influence policy.
Club members have many opportunities for humanitarian service, both locally
and internationally. Service programs address concerns such as health care,
hunger, poverty, illiteracy, and the environment. Rotarians regularly experience
the fulfillment that comes from giving back to the community.
Rotary was founded on fellowship, a cornerstone that continues to attract
members today. Rotarians enjoy camaraderie with like-minded professionals,
and club projects provide opportunities to develop enduring friendships. Club
members who travel have friendly contacts in almost every city of the world.
Rotary sponsors some of the world’s largest exchange and educational
programs. Rotary clubs provide innovative training opportunities and mentoring
for young leaders, and they involve family members in a wide range of social and
Encouraging high ethical standards 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
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Rotary is an organization of successful professionals. Team-building, fundraising,
public speaking, planning, organization, and communication are just some of the
leadership skills that club members can exercise and enhance. Being a Rotary
leader provides further experience in motivating, inspiring, and guiding others.