About Membership and Dues
At this point, you have already learned about our club history and projects -- perhaps even heard about Rotary firsthand from local community leaders who are members -- and you are looking for more information about dues and member responsibilities. We are here to provide answers!
To be welcomed into membership, individuals must be officially proposed by a Rotarian and approved by the local board and club as outlined in our club bylaws. If you are interested in being active in your community through membership in a well-respected professional service organization like ours, then we are interested in speaking with you and getting to know you better. Please contact any of our members to visit the club as their guest. Rotary is an opportunity for leaders just like you who are ready to give back to your community.
Rotarians are expected to attend weekly meetings of the club. It is Rotary International's policy that Rotarians maintain at least 50% attendance per calendar year. If you happen to miss a regular club meeting, you may gain a "make-up" that counts toward club attendance by attending a club board meeting, meeting of a different Rotary Club, or a club-sponsored service event. If you are travelling on business or vacation, you are encouraged to visit other clubs and network. Use club finder to locate clubs nearby. Meetings are your chance to network and build relationships that benefit the greater community!
As Rotary is a professional service organization, many businesses encourage their employees to join by offering to pay all or a portion of membership dues. You may wish to speak with your employer about this possibility. For a year of membership, local club dues are $720, payable by $180/quarter in January, April, July, and October of each year. Membership dues include the Rotarian's meal at each weekly meeting, subscription to The Rotarian magazine, member pin, and sustaining membership to The Rotary Foundation, the international organization that directs Rotary's service work including polio eradication. At each meeting, members also have the opportunity to contribute pocket change to the Make a Change Fund which supports local projects.