Information for Prospective Rotarians
Rotary International is one of the world’s largest community service organizations, with about 29,500 clubs in more than 160 countries. Rotary clubs worldwide invite a limited number of men and women to become members. These prospective members are people of good character and leadership who represent various businesses and professional activities in their communities.
Rotary clubs provide:
- Friendships with other managerial and professional leaders in your community
- Prestige of membership in a worldwide service organization
- Ongoing practical education
- A network of people who can help you become more successful
- Promotion of higher ethical standards in your business or profession
- Projects to enhance your community
- Help for communities in many countries
Rotary Clubs meet every week, with the exception of national holidays that fall on the regular meeting day. Rotary considers attendance an essential part of being a member. If a member is unable to attend a club meeting, there is ample opportunity to “make up” at another club. Most clubs require that a member attend at least 60% of the meetings in each six-month period and that at least one-half of that attendance must be at the home club.
No one can be completely involved in all club activities because there are so many. Members have a wide choice of involvement including Community Service, International Service, Club Service, Vocational Assistance, Service to Youth, Fund Raising, and Special Programs. In addition, clubs may hold a few required social activities during the year.