Thank you for your interest in becoming a Rotarian! Rotary International (RI) is an association of individual clubs, each club operating autonomously. Membership is extremely important to us, and we are always eager to hear from individuals interested in our mission and in joining a Rotary club. The philosophical ideal of Rotary is that the membership of any club reflects the business and professional population within the community served.
Membership in a Rotary club requires available business or professional classification opportunities as well as an invitation and sponsorship by a member of the club. If a professional classification is over-represented, it may be that additional representatives of that classification cannot be invited or sponsored for membership.
Rotarians are business and professional leaders who take an active role in their communities while greatly enriching their personal and professional lives. A Rotary club contains a diverse group of professional leaders from the community that the club serves.
Membership in a Rotary club offers a number of benefits, including:
effecting change within the community
advancing business and professional contacts
developing leadership skills
gaining an understanding of, and having an impact on, humanitarian issues around the corner or around the world and anywhere in between
Through Rotary International's service programs, a Rotary club can have a significant effect on the quality of life in its community. The Rotary International Foundation's programs offer opportunities to form partnerships locally, nationally or internationally that help people in need worldwide. Some 1.2 million Rotarians in 30,000 clubs in more than 160 countries make significant contributions to the quality of life at home and around the globe.
To find out more about Rotary's rich history and the organization's mission and structure, see our Contact Form or contact a Rotarian directly by visiting our Officers and Directors or Contact pages.