Individual members (Male or Female) of a Rotary club are called ROTARIANS. They can become members on invitation only. That is to say that they must each be sponsored by an existing Rotarian from the club which they become a member.
Rotary members are professional men and women who work as volunteers to improve the quality of life in their home and world community. Club membership represents a cross section of local business and professional leaders. The world’s Rotary clubs meet weekly and are non-political, non-religious and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
Rotary is a service club. Its business is mankind. Its product is service. Rotarians provide community service to both local and international communities. This is perhaps the best reason for becoming a Rotarian: the chance to do something for somebody else and to sense the self-fulfilment that comes in the process and return of that satisfaction to one’s own life. It is richly rewarding.
“Rotarians never look at a problem, shrug their shoulders, and walk away. They give the problem a hard look and then roll up their sleeves and get to work.”
International President 2004-2005 – Glen Estess
WHY JOIN ROTARY?
Each Rotary Club strives for a membership that is up-to-date and progressive representation of its community’s business, vocational, and professional interests. Membership in Rotary offers a number of benefits –
- Effecting change within the community
- Developing leadership skills
- Gaining an understanding of – and having an impact on – international humanitarian issues.
- Developing relationships with community and business leaders.