Membership of Rotary 

Attracting 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 weekly meetings.

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 side.

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 projects. 


Propose a new member 


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 Rotary club.  

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 profession. 

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.