How do I become a member of Rotary?
If you're interested in joining a local Rotary club, submit a Prospective Member Form , though individuals must be sponsored or proposed for membership into a club. Rotary International staff will process your information and forward it to local Rotary club leaders. You can also contact a local Rotary club directly. Use the Club Locator to find clubs in your area.
Often, a person being considered for membership is invited by a club member, or sponsor, to attend one or more club meetings to learn more about Rotary. In this case, the sponsor submits the candidate's name to the club's membership committee.
Find out more about becoming a Rotarian and the responsibilities of membership. Please note that membership in a Rotary club is by invitation only.
What are the qualifications for membership?
Prospective members must
- Hold (or be retired from) a professional, proprietary, executive, managerial, or community position
- Have demonstrated a commitment to service through personal involvement
- Be able to meet the club's weekly attendance or community project participation requirements
- Live or work within the vicinity of the club or surrounding area