Membership responsibilities

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John Wilson, Membership Chair

Membership responsibilities

W hat Rotarians get out of Rotary depends largely on what they put into it. Many membership requirements are designed to help club members more fully participate in and enjoy their Rotary experience.


Attending weekly club meetings allows members to enjoy fellowship, enrich their professional and personal knowledge, and meet other business leaders in their community. If members miss a meeting of their own club, they're encouraged to expand their Rotary

horizons by attending a meetingof any other Rotary clubin the world.


By participating in local and international service projects, club members can volunteer their time and talents where they're most needed.

The four Avenues of Service are Rotary's philosophical cornerstone and the foundation on which club activity is based:

 Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the club's effectivefunctioning.

 Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations andto practice high ethical standards.

 Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.

 International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.

Finding and keeping members

To keep clubs strong, every Rotarian must share the responsibility of bringing new people

into Rotary. Even new memberscan bring guests to club meetings or invite them to participate in a service project.

Keeping members involved in Rotary is another responsibility. Fostering strong fellowship and encouraging early participation in service projects are two of the best ways to sustain a club's membership.


Club members are required to pay annual duesto their clubs, districts, and Rotary International, as well as the subscription fee to the appropriate Rotary magazine.


Club members are encouraged to volunteer for leadership roles at the club level and beyond.

To learn more about leadership opportunities in your district, see the district leadership seminar page at the District 5060 website.