There's something that all Rotary club members have in common: We are leaders in our communities and in our professions.
As community leaders, we reach out to neighbours in need. We build, support, and organize. We save lives. We work locally and globally.
Around the world and around the corner, the 1.2 million men and women of Rotary:
- Get involved in our communities
- Connect with other professionals
- Share our time and experience with young people
- Support global causes, such as eradicating polio
- Use our skills to help others
If you feel the same way - then why not consider joining Rotary?
Benefits of Rotary Membership
Why join Rotary?
Maybe you’ve seen a need in your own community and wondered how you could help. Maybe you want to use your professional skills to help others — or even learn new skills. Maybe you’re seeking connections with other service-minded professionals in your community or abroad.
Whatever your reason, joining Rotary can help you achieve these goals, and so much more.
- Community service
- Leadership skills
- International service
- Opportunities for young people
Responsibilities of Membership
Members are expected to attend weekly club meetings. Members must pay annual dues to their clubs and Rotary International. Members are expected to participate in local activities and service projects of their Rotary club. Members must reflect Rotary's ideals of ethical business practice and service to the community. Clubs encourage members to participate in club committees and to aspire to leadership roles within their clubs.
Membership in Rotary is by invitation only.
Rotarians are professional men and women who volunteer their time and expertise to improve the quality of life in their home and in the international community. Club membership represents a cross-section of business and professional leaders and includes both men and women in most clubs.
Prospective members must:
- Hold (or be retired from) a professional, proprietary, executive, or managerial position
- Be able to meet the club's weekly attendance and community project participation requirements
- Live or work within the vicinity of the club or the surrounding area
In China, members include entrepreneurs, managers within multinational corporations, diplomats, artists, and more.
- Note: In accordance with Chinese law - Rotary membership in China is currently restricted to expatriate citizens. However, Chinese nationals are welcome to join our meetings to see what we do and to help us implement our community service projects.
Contact one of our clubs in China to learn more.