How to Propose a New Member

Every Rotarian has the privilege and obligation to seek qualified members. In this way we can help our club ahieve a full representation of the business and professional life of our community.

Summary of Membership Provisions for New Members

General Qualifications — 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.

Active Membership — Active members must met the above qualifcations as well as live or work within the club's locality or surrounding area.

Honorary Membership — People who have distinguished themselves by meritorious service in the furtherance of Rotary ideals may be elected to honorary membership.

Classification — Each active member of a Rotary club is classified in accordance with the member's business or profession. The classification describes the principal and recognized activity of the firm with which an active member is connected or the member's principal and recognized business or professional activity.

Standard Procedure

  1. Prospective member's name is submitted to the board of directors. See form indicated below.

  2. The board ensures that the person is fully qualified and approves or disapproves the proposal. The proposer is notified of the decision by the club secretary.

  3. NOTE: Until approval is granted, prospective members should not be informed that they have been proposed for membership.

  4. After approval has been announced, the prospective member is informed of the privileges, expectations and responsibilities of membership. She or he is then asked to complete the proposal form and give written permission to publish her or his name and proposed classification to the club membership.

  5. If there are no objections to the proposal, that person upon payment of an admission fee, is a new Rotarian.

Download/Print Membership Proposal Form