Rotarians are volunteers from your home community building a network of friends who share skills and passions to make a difference at home and around the world. We are:
Community Builders: we work with community leaders on projects that have a real, lasting impact on peoples lives.
People of Action: we connect passionate people with diverse perspectives to exchange ideas, form lifelong friendships and, above all, take action to change the world.
Problem Solvers: together we apply our professional experience and personal commitment to tackle our communities’ most persistent problems, finding new effective ways to enhance health, stability and prosperity across the globe.
We Work Differently. We see differently – using a multidisciplinary perspective to solve challenges in unique ways. We think differently – applying leadership and expertise to social issues, working with local communities to find solutions. We act responsibly – using our passion and perseverance to create lasting change. We make a different at home and globally. Our members can be found in your community and around the world.
We Think Globally & Act Locally. Our motto is Service Above Self and our guiding principles are service, fellowship, diversity, integrity and leadership.
Are you interested in joining this global network of 1.2 million business and professional leaders from over 200 countries and places, all volunteering their time and talents to serve their communities and the world?
Reasons why you should join a Rotary Club
You’ll make valuable connections with community leaders who care about the issues facing your community and your world. And you’ll have the chance to apply your personal experience and professional skills to solve these challenges and create positive change.
As a member, you’ll find opportunities to network and develop your professional skills. You can take the lead in developing projects, organizing events, and running your club. Through these activities, you’ll hone your project planning skills, improve your public speaking, and even learn new skills, like public relations, social media, and fundraising.
How do you become a member of Rotary?
Individuals must be sponsored or proposed for membership into a club. So the first step to make that happen, is to contact us.
Rotary District 5040 and 5050 have clubs from Everett, WA to Hope, BC. If you come from elsewhere you can click here to use the Rotary Club Locator to find a Rotary club anywhere in the world.
We invite you to be our guest and visit at least three of our club meetings.
You complete a membership application form and a club member submits your name to the club’s membership committee.
What are the qualifications for membership?
Be a business or community leader, or have the desire to be one. Rotarians are community volunteers so we put value on your desire to serve others and to build a network among business and community leaders.
When we speak of leaders, we include potential leaders – anyone who wants to make a difference. We are looking for people who:
- Have an interest in networking, making friends, serving your local community or helping others internationally.
- Be able to attend the club meetings and/or to participate in community projects. Rotary clubs have a meeting every week, and we ask that members attend at least two of those meetings or participate in two club activities each month.
- Live or work within the vicinity of the club or surrounding area. We want you to become connected to your community.
What are the responsibilities of membership?
Attend club meetings or participate in some other way (such as taking part in a service project, visiting another Rotary club or attending a committee meeting).
Pay annual dues to your club, the Rotary District, and Rotary International. Dues are often around $200 to $250 per year, depending on what the club sets for its own dues (but the average works out to about $20 per month).
Participate in local or international Rotary club activities or projects. We are active volunteers who want to serve our community and world.
Take part in leadership courses and activities that are offered through Rotary. We encourage members to be leaders in their clubs as well as in their community. Many of these are offered at no cost to members, or at minimal cost.
Join Leaders – Exchange Ideas – Take Action
Do Good In The World.