What is Rotary?

Rotary International is an association of Rotary clubs worldwide. It is made up of more than 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. The members of these autonomous clubs are called Rotarians, and they form a global network of 1.2 million business and professional leaders, all volunteering their time and talents to serve their communities and the world. Individual Rotary clubs, in turn, belong to the global association called Rotary International.

What are the qualifications for membership?

Prospective Members Must:

  • Hold a professional, proprietary, executive, managerial, or community position
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to service through personal involvement
  • Be able to meet the club’s weekly attendance or community project participation requirements
  • Live or work within the vicinity of the club or surrounding area

What Are the Responsibilities of Membership?

Members are expected to attend weekly club meetings. They must pay quarterly dues and they are expected to participate in local or international Rotary club activities or projects.  Select members with leadership potential may be encouraged to run for appropriate club positions or committee roles.

What Are the Attendance Requirements?

An attendance record of 50 percent is required to remain an active Rotarian. Any missed meeting must be made up within 14 days before or after the regular meeting. To accommodate busy schedules, there are various opportunities to make up missed meetings.

What is the Minimum Age to be in Rotary?

There is no minimum age to join Rotary. You may be invited to join at any age after you become established in a career and have the time and financial resources to meet all Rotary club membership requirements. If you’re interested in joining a Rotary club, ask members about the time and financial commitments necessary to fulfill membership requirements, and consider whether you can make those commitments.

Are College Students Eligible for Membership?

No. Rotarians have achieved a level of career experience that enables them to bring a specialization to their club, and students haven’t yet reached a level in their professional and personal lives that allows them to fulfill all aspects of Rotary club membership. But undergraduate and graduate students, as well as young adults, may become members ofRotaract clubs.

Is There a Way for High School Students to Get Involved?

Yes. Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club for those ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs give young people an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills and meeting new friends.  Rotaract is similar for ages 

International Travel - How Do I Locate Clubs?

Entering Rotary means you are never alone---wherever you are.  Travel to anywhere, and feel at home because you can visit fellow Rotarians in any club.  Rotary's hierarchy utilizes districts.  We are located within District 7620.  Click here for a listing of all clubs in this district, as well as a link to the international club-locating resource.

How Might I Apply?

If you do not know any of us, but you might be interested in joining our Rotary Club, the easiest procedure might be to contact our Club Membership Chair, and ask about attend a meeting to learn more about us.  Eventually, a prospective member must be "sponsored" or proposed for membership into the club. Your sponsor would offer you an application.  The application is eventually submitted to our club’s Membership Committee for a vote.  If we vote to allow you in, the rest is mere formality.

If I’m Not a Rotary Club Member, Can I Still Help Out with Service Projects?

Yes! Contact our president with your schedule!  We often have projects and can use a few more hands to assist!