Become a Member

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Rotarian.  Rotary International  is an association of individual clubs, with 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 RI universal premise is that the membership of each club constitutes an accurate representation of the business, professional and community volunteer population within the club's service area.  

Membership in a Rotary club offers business, professional and community volunteer classification opportunities as well as an invitation and sponsorship by a member of the club. Sometimes an individual cannot be invited or sponsored for membership.

Rotarians are business, professional and community volunteer 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 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 — international humanitarian issues

Through Rotary International's service programs, a Rotary club can have a significant effect on the quality of life in its community. Rotary Foundation programs offer opportunities to form international partnerships that help people in need worldwide. Some 1.2  million Rotarians in over 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 pages, or contact a Rotarian directly by visiting our Officers and Directors pages.