Rotarians in 200 countries and more than 30,000 clubs may differ in customs, but every member shares one thing in common: they were invited to apply for membership.
If you are guest interested in membership, we first invite you to join us at a Friday lunch, a service project or another activity or event at least three times. As you are enjoying our programs, you will have the chance to meet members and guests to see if membership is the right fit for you. Please do let us know you are inquiring about membership, so we can help answer questions along the way.
If you are a Rotarian interested in inviting a guest to apply, we also encourage you to have your guests attend at least three programs, service activities, or events to ensure membership will be a mutual fit. As their sponsor, you will be their usher into LA5. It is important all applicants know the time and financial commitments involved with membership before they apply. All applicants need a sponsor and two seconders whom they have met and have spent time with them.
Once complete, sponsors will submit new member applications to the Membership Approval Committee Chair for review by the committee. The Membership Approval Committee will work with the sponsor to engage the applicant in a process that can take up to a month. Once the applicant is thoughtfully reviewed, the committee will present approved applicants to the Board of Directors for their formal approval. The sponsor and seconders will be notified along with the applicant. Membership will be activated once necessary dues and fees are received and processed.