new members is vital to a Rotary club's long term success, and so clubs put a great deal of emphasis on
expanding their membership with enthusiastic and service-minded individuals.
Prospective members must actively hold -or be retired from -a professional, proprietary, executive or managerial
position. And they must have the desire and ability to serve and to meet the club's attendance requirements for its
An important distinction between Rotary and other organizations is that membership in Rotary is by invitation.
However this should not stop anyone who feels that they might like to become a Rotarian from indicating an
interest, either by speaking to a Rotarian, or by getting in touch with a local Club - with no obligation on either
Clubs usually maintain a list of the types of businesses and professions in their community and seek candidates to
fill classifications not already held by an active member of the club, but classifications are many and varied.
Examples of classifications include, for example: Schools; Universities; Eye Surgery; Tyres - Distributing; Tyres -
Retailing; Dramatic Arts; Law - civil.) In this manner, a club aims to include a significant cross section of its
community's vocational life, and has the widest possible resources and expertise for its service programs and
Propose a new
PROPOSALS FOR MEMBERSHIP
Do you know a friend, family
member, or colleague from your business or profession who has all the qualities of a good Rotarian? If you
do, then consider proposing them for membership in your club or referring them for membership in another
Every Rotarian has the privilege
and obligation of seeking qualified Rotary club members. In this way, all Rotarians can help clubs achieve a
full representation of the business and professional life of the community. A full roster of dedicated
members enhances fellowship and helps a club implement successful service projects. Every new Rotarian brings
a range of personal and professional resources that can greatly strengthen his/her club's ability to serve
its own community and communities internationally.
Active membership : Rotarians are
adults of good character and good business or professional reputation, who hold or have held an executive
position with discretionary authority in any worthy and recognized business or
Honorary Membership: Includes
individuals who have distinguished themselves by meritorious service in the furtherance of Rotary ideals, but
are not able to maintain active membership in a club.