Visit a Club
 
It can be intimidating to just walk into a meeting but trust us, we love seeing new faces. Otherwise you can contact our Membership chair here and they'll help find the right club for you. Some tips:
 
  • Find a club near you
  • Check out the club's social media or web page and see who is speaking that week (every meeting has a speaker). If it isn't listed, contact the president from the club directory page. This is where you can find club meeting info as well
  • Find a speaker who interests you and the meeting date. Meetings are held at the same time and place every week. Each club has a different time of day and location to accommodate our various needs
  • You don't need to ask permission or speak to anyone; just show up
  • When you arrive, ask for the club president and they'll be your guide
  • Don't be shy. While most Rotarians will come up to you, don't hesitate to sit with them and introduce yourself. We don't bite!
  • Visit multiple clubs to see how different they are and which one is right for you. Just because you visit a meeting doesn't obligate you to become a member
  • If you are interested in joining, ask the club if they have a Test Drive program. This will allow you to try out the club as a pseudo-member for three months with no obligation
  • If you have more questions, email the club president from the club directory
 
About Clubs
 
Each Rotary club is autonomous and different in many ways. Here are a few practices that vary by club:
  • Fundraising events
  • Volunteering
  • Due structure
  • Meeting time
  • Meeting place
  • Meeting format
  • Projects
  • Fellowship (getting together and having a beer or three)
 
Here are a few ways they are the same:
  • Weekly meetings
  • Some form of monetary support for Rotary International and local projects (each club has dues that cover these, but they are all different amounts and frequencies)
  • The desire to help
  • Fun!