Joining Rotary
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How do I join the Rotary Club?

Rotary club is always interested in new members of good character who would round out our list of different professions or businesses. You could become a valuable member and make a contribution to our organization and our community. Membership is by invitation.
For further information, click on the Club Locator and find a club near you or
contact our Rotary District Membership Chairman Virginia O'Reilly by email at voreilly@burakjacobson.ca

Benefits of membership
There are many reasons to join a local Rotary club:

Networking
An original goal of Rotary was to allow club members to meet periodically and enlarge their circle of business and professional acquaintances. As members of the oldest service club in the world, Rotarians represent a cross-section of their community’s business owners, executives, managers, political leaders, and professionals – people who make decisions and influence policy.

Service
Club members have many opportunities for humanitarian service, both locally and internationally. Service programs address concerns such as health care, hunger, poverty, illiteracy, and the environment. Rotarians regularly experience the fulfillment that comes from giving back to the community.

Friendship
Rotary was founded on fellowship, a cornerstone that continues to attract members today. Rotarians enjoy camaraderie with like-minded professionals, and club projects provide opportunities to develop enduring friendships. Club members who travel have friendly contacts in almost every city of the world.

Family
Rotary sponsors some of the world’s largest exchange and educational programs. Rotary clubs provide innovative training opportunities and mentoring for young leaders, and they involve family members in a wide range of social and service activities.

Ethics
Encouraging high ethical standards and respect for all worthy vocations has been a hallmark of Rotary from its earliest days. In their business and professional lives, Rotarians abide by The Four-Way Test:
Of the things we think, say or do
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Leadership
Rotary is an organization of successful professionals. Team-building, fundraising, public speaking, planning, organization, and communication are just some of the leadership skills that club members can exercise and enhance. Being a Rotary leader provides further experience in motivating, inspiring, and guiding others.
 

Share your passion for Rotary  !!!   Refer a Member!!!
Do you know a friend, family member, or colleague from your business or profession in another locality who has all the qualities of a good Rotarian? Rotarians are adults of good character and good business or professional reputation, who hold or have held an executive position with discretionary authority in any worthy and recognized business or profession.
If you are an active member of a Rotary club in good standing and know someone suited to Rotary, then consider referring them for membership at other Rotary clubs.
Complete the Membership Referral Form at
http://www.rotary.org/RIdocuments/en_pdf/memb_referral.pdf
to recommend a friend, family member, business associate, or other qualified individual for potential membership in a club other than your own.
 

 
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