How do I become a Rotary member?

Membership in Rotary is by invitation only to ensure you join a group that best fits your passion and perspective. By learning more about you, we can connect you with a club that’s right for you and make it easy to get involved and on your way to membership immediately.

  1. 1

    You express interest.

    Let us know a little about yourself and what you’re looking for in a club. We’ll find the local clubs in your area and let them know you’re interested.

  2. 2

    Rotary matches you with a club.

    Based on your preferences and interests, Rotary leaders in your community will match you with the local club that fits you best.

  3. 3

    A local club contacts you.

    A Rotary club member will contact you by email or phone to discuss your interest in Rotary. You’ll be invited to get to know the club better by attending a club meeting, a social event, or even to join in on a service project as a volunteer.

  4. 4

    The club invites you to join.

    Now that you and a local club have spent some time together and determined that you’re a good fit for each other, you will be invited to join. Each club has its own ways of welcoming new members; they may hold a ceremony for you.

  5. 5

    You’re a member!

    Enjoy getting involved in your new club as a Rotary member. Join a committee. Lead a service project. Organize a social event. Lead and contribute to your new club.

What are the responsibilities of membership?

Every club is different, and many are relaxing formal meeting requirements and structures. In general, members are asked to attend weekly club meetings. Members must pay annual dues to their clubs, which cover Rotary district and Rotary International affiliation fees. They’re encouraged to participate in local or international Rotary club activities or projects. Clubs often advise members to aspire to club leadership or committee roles.

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.