Join Rotary and make a difference

Rotary is an international membership organization made up of people who share a passion for and commitment to enhancing communities and improving lives across the globe.

Rotary members join clubs by invitation. With 35,000 clubs around the world, and others that meet online, Rotary makes it easy to get involved and start making a difference today.

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Tell us why you’re interested in Rotary and we’ll help you get started.

Why should I join a Rotary club?

With clubs in almost every country, our more than 1.2 million members embrace their diverse background and unite to exchange new ideas, apply expertise, and implement improvements that transform communities.

Our members work locally and partner on international projects that address today’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.

The impact our members make takes shape at Rotary club meetings and activities. These gatherings give you the chance to:

  • Change lives. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss and act upon your community’s greatest needs.
  • Connect with other passionate people. Rotary club meetings are a place to strengthen connections to friends and neighbors and form meaningful relationships that last a lifetime.
  • Invest in yourself. Many clubs offer workshops, conferences, guest speakers, and more – all aimed at helping you grow personally and professionally.

Learn more about the Rotary difference. Meet some of our members and read what motivates them to make a difference through Rotary on the #RotaryStory board.

The Membership Process

Each club has a unique personality and focus. We can help you find a club that fits your interests, location, and availability.

I want to join

Tell us a little about yourself, and we’ll let clubs in your community know you're interested in learning more about membership. Include as much information as you can about yourself and your preferences to help us find the right club for you.

Matched with a club

We'll review your club meeting preferences and other information and forward it to Rotary contacts in your area so they can also learn about your interests and match you with a club.

Contacted by club

A member of a local Rotary club will contact you, by email or phone, to discuss your interest in joining. You may be invited to a club meeting, social event, or even to volunteer on a service project.

Invited to join

If you and your prospective club are a good fit, you will be invited to join. After you accept, your club may hold an induction ceremony to welcome you and commemorate this important event. Every club has its own traditions and ways of welcoming new members.

I'm a member!

Make the most of your membership. Join a committee. Lead a service project. Organize a social event.

Other ways to get involved in rotary

If you're not ready to join a Rotary club, you can still get involved in Rotary and the work we're doing to improve lives everywhere. Contact your local Rotary club to ask about volunteer opportunities. Here are some ideas to get you started:

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