Join a Rotary Club in China

Rotary Club members are people who are committed to improving their communities, have leadership characteristics, and apply their expertise to social problems in their local communities. 

When you get involved with Rotary, it’s not just your community, club, and projects that benefit — you benefit, too. As an active Rotarian, you’ll develop skills like public speaking, project management, and event planning. You’ll meet interesting people from your community and from around the world. You’ll tackle local issues that are important to you and your fellow club members. You’ll feel the shared sense of purpose that comes from working together to better your community. 

Around the world and around the corner, the 1.2 million men and women of Rotary

  • Get involved in their communities
  • Connect with other professionals
  • Share their time and experience with young people
  • Support global causes, such as eradicating polio
  • Use their skills to help others

Whether you're a veteran volunteer or new to community service, we're looking for people like you.

Membership Qualifications

Membership in Rotary is by invitation only – of another Rotarian. 

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. 


There is no minimum age requirement to become a Rotarian, but you must be an adult person of good character and good business, professional and/or community reputation.

Clubs also focus on attracting young professionals, including RI and Rotary Foundation program alumni, such as former Rotaractors, Rotary Peace Fellows, Interactors, and others from the family of Rotary who are qualified for membership. Clubs may waive club dues and admission fees for members under the age of 35.
(RCP 5.040.2.)

Classification Principle

The classification principle helps clubs achieve a more diverse representation of their communities. Each active member of a Rotary club is classified by his or her current or former business, profession, or type of community service.
(SRCC 8, 1(a)) 

Categories of Active Members

A club shall be composed of active members each of whom shall be an adult person of good character and good business, professional and/or community reputation,

  1. engaged as a proprietor, partner, corporate officer, or manager of any worthy and recognized business or profession; or 
  2. holding any important position in any worthy and recognized business or profession or any branch or agency thereof and have executive capacity with discretionary authority; or 
  3. having retired from any position listed in sub-subsection (1) or (2) of this subsection; or 
  4. being a community leader who has demonstrated through personal involvement in community affairs a commitment to service and the Object of Rotary; or 
  5. having the status of Rotary Foundation alumnus as defined by the board; or 
  6. having interrupted employment or having never worked in order to care for children or to assist the spouse in their work 

(Constitution of RI, Article 5, Section 2)

 Join a worldwide fellowship that thinks global, and acts local.

Join a worldwide fellowship that thinks global, and acts local.

Benefits of Membership

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.

Responsibilities of Membership

The first Rotary club was founded in 1905 with the idea of inviting members from a variety of professions. It turned out to be a great way for people to connect with, and support, their communities. Clubs retain this principle today, with members representing a variety of professions.

As a member, you will be asked to:

  • Pay club dues
  • Attend meetings regularly and make up missed meetings at any club worldwide, including e-clubs
  • Use your professional skills and talents to create positive change

Sound Interesting?

Please contact one of our nearby Rotary clubs to explore deeper how you can get involved.