Why Rotary?

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 and professional population within the community served.

Rotarians are business, professional, and community 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 professional leaders from the community that the club serves.

As a large and diverse organization, Rotary provides individuals with the power to help those in need. There are countless opportunities to make a difference to those less fortunate than ourselves. Membership in a Rotary club offers a number of benefits including:

  • Friendship – In an increasingly complex world, Rotary maintains a simple philosophy – make friends in your own community and throughout the world.
  • Giving back to the community – Through Rotary, service to local and overseas communities is well organized and rewarding. If you like helping others, here is your chance to do something worthwhile and make a real difference.
  • Fun and entertainment – Rotary is fun… a lot of fun. Every Rotary club and district arranges parties and activities that provide a welcome distraction to a hectic business life.
  • Business development – Networking opportunities are endless. Rotary consists of a cross-section from every business community and its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help each other and collectively help others.
  • Personal growth and development – Membership of Rotary develops leadership, public speaking, social, business, personal and vocational skills as well as improving cultural awareness.

Continued learning – Clubs organize programs and weekly meetings to keep members informed about what is going on in the community, the country, and the world. Each meeting provides an opportunity to listen to different speakers on a variety of current topics.

Travel opportunities – Every Rotarian is welcome – even encouraged – to attend any of the 33,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical regions. This bond creates an instant friendship wherever you are in the world. Many a Rotarian in need of a local doctor, lawyer, hotel, dentist, or other expertise while traveling has found assistance through Rotary.

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. Over 1.2 million Rotarians in 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas 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, contact the District Governor or an Assistant Governor or contact us via our New Perspective Member Form.

Additional information on joining Rotary can be found by visiting the Rotary International website.

 

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District Events

September - Basic Education and Literacy Month
Sep 1st - Sep 30th 2017
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Zones 30-31 WEBINAR Size Doesn?t Matter!
September 25th 2017
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DACdb User Conference 2017
Sep 28th - Oct 1st 2017
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October - Economic and Community Development Month
Oct 1st - Oct 31st 2017
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Rotary Alumni Reconnect Week
Oct 2nd - Oct 8th 2017
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Presidents Elect Training Seminar (PETS) Orientation
January 27th 2018
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District Team Training Seminar (DTTS)
February 17th 2018
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Midwest Presidents Elect Training Seminar (PETS)
Mar 2nd - Mar 4th 2018
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Zone 30-31 River Cruise - Toronto
June 23rd 2018
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