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Information for Prospective Members

Rotarians are business and professional 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.

Membership in a Rotary club offers a number of benefits, including:

  • 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.

Through Rotary'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 30,000 clubs in more than 160 countries make significant contributions to the quality of life at home and around the globe.

Resources for Prospective Members

To find out more about Rotary's rich history and the organization's mission and structure, see About Rotary. Recent issues of the Rotary News Basket and The Rotarian spotlight Rotary club projects that promote literacy, provide disaster relief, support Rotary's global effort to eradicate polio, and address other critical community and world issues. See Becoming a Rotarian for Rotary's membership requirements and procedures.

Rotary membership is by invitation only. If you would like to learn more about the Rotary club in your community and its various service projects, contact your local club, which can be located by searching the Where Clubs Meet database. You can also search our Rotary Web sites database to see if your local club is online. To express your interest in Rotary, fill out the Prospective Member Contact Form and Rotary International will forward your information to Rotary clubs in your area.