Membership 101

[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=”” el_id=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_custom_heading text=”Becoming a Member” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Droid%20Sans%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Rotary is a group of people from differing occupations, culture, and countries which gives us a unique perspective to accomplish the remarkable.  Rotary is comprised of people who work tirelessly with their clubs to solve some of our communities’ toughest challenges.  The efforts of local clubs are supported by an international organization including the Rotary Foundation.  Rotary is led by its members- responsible leaders who help carry forward our organization’s mission and values in their elected roles.  To learn more, click here.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner el_id=””][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Global Efforts” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Droid%20Sans%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Rotary identifies specific causes that maximize both local and global impact.  Each community has its own unique needs and concerns.  Through this network of resources and partners, we focus our efforts in promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Local Projects” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Droid%20Sans%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]As Rotarians, we not only support the global mission of the organization; but, also identify and support local projects such as:

  • THS Scholarship Program
  • Dictionary Project
  • Holiday Boxes
  • Operation Warm
  • School Supply Packs
  • Salvation Army
  • Meals on Wheels
  • and more.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”International Projects” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Droid%20Sans%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Our local club has also identified specific international projects in which we take a leadership and financial role in supporting.  These include:

  • Guatamala Project
  • Cyprus Friendship Program

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”Member Selection” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Droid%20Sans%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Are you an established professional wanting to make positive changes in your community and around the world?

Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back.  Over a meal or coffee you’ll:

  • Discuss your community’s needs and discover creative ways to meet them
  • Expand your leadership and professional skills
  • Catch up with good friends and meet new ones

We accept new members by invitation, but if you are interested in becoming a member feel free to come visit one of our meetings.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_separator color=”grey” align=”align_center” border_width=”4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/1″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”Financial and Attendance Requirements” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Droid%20Sans%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Joining Rotary is an opportunity for community and business leaders to serve the community and the world.  This can only be done through the commitment of its members in a variety of ways.  In an effort to ensure all members understand what that commitment means, the following resources explain what is asked of each Rotarian.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Financial Obligations” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Droid%20Sans%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Dues” font_container=”tag:h6|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Droid%20Sans%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Annual dues are billed each June for the following fiscal year.  Included in this fee is a subscription to “The Rotarian”, a monthly Rotary magazine, a ticket to the Holiday Banquet held in December, a ticket to the Installation Banquet in June, and (as of 2015) the meeting room rental fee.  Current individual member dues are $512 (which can be paid annually- June, semi-annually- June and January, quarterly- July, Oct, Jan, April, or monthly).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Weekly Lunches” font_container=”tag:h6|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Droid%20Sans%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Each member is responsible for the cost of their meals in connection with the weekly meeting.  Meals can be purchased via debit/credit, cash, or checks.  Members can also prepay for a given number of meals.  Meal cost is currently $13.00; please add $0.50 if you pay by credit/debit.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Sargent at Arms” font_container=”tag:h6|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Droid%20Sans%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Members are occasionally “fined” at meetings as a humorous method to raise money for the club; these can also include games devised by the Sargent.  These fines are good-natured and usually result in just a few dollars.  You can also pay a “fine” of your (or the Sargent’s) choosing for brags: sharing an achievement of a business or personal nature (such as a child that just finished college).  We have a “wheel of fines” that can be spun to determine your fine, as well.  If you land on the TRF spot, everyone in the club donates $2 to The Rotary Foundation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Foundation” font_container=”tag:h6|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Droid%20Sans%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Rotarians also have the opportunity (and are encouraged) to voluntarily contribute to both the local Rotary Foundation and International’s Rotary Foundation.  Rotarians that donate to either foundation are recognized in varying ways including the award of the Paul Harris Fellow for a cumulative donation of $1,000 to international’s foundation.  Each member is asked to donate at least $100 per year to the international foundation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/1″][vc_custom_heading text=”Attendance Requirements” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Droid%20Sans%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Weekly Meetings” font_container=”tag:h6|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Droid%20Sans%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]In order to have a vibrant and active club, the membership must attend and participate in our meetings.  It is expected that members maintain at least a ____% attendance rate to the weekly meetings.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Makeups” font_container=”tag:h6|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Droid%20Sans%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]If you miss a meeting you can makeup the missed meeting within two weeks of the miss by:

  • attending another Rotary club
  • attending a committee or board meeting
  • complete an online meeting makeup (click here)

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner el_id=””][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Special Events” font_container=”tag:h6|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Droid%20Sans%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]These include projects, fundraisers and social events.  As Rotarians we like to serve our community and world; but, also work to develop relationships between members.  Being active in these events will enhance your experience in Rotary.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Committees” font_container=”tag:h6|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Droid%20Sans%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]While not required, all members are encouraged to join a committee or help on a project that is of interest to them.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=”” el_id=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_separator color=”grey” align=”align_center” style=”” border_width=”4″ el_width=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=”” el_id=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_custom_heading text=”How to Get Started” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Droid%20Sans%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]So, you joined a service organization and would like to dive in and get started, right?  That is great!  There are several ways to orient yourself to the local club and the international organization.  Here are a few resources to help you in doing that.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner el_id=””][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Directory Introductions” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Droid%20Sans%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Rotary is a network of local clubs organized in districts all across the world.  Getting to know the members in our club can be done through our member directory.  When you become a member you are given a directory and asked to get each member to sign their page.  This is a way to meet every member in the club.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Join a Committee or Project” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Droid%20Sans%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]A great way to jump into service is to help on one of the committees and/or club projects.  These are divided into Avenues of Service, click below for more information on the Avenues and local projects that support each.

  • Club Service
  • Vocational Service
  • Community Service
  • Youth Service
  • International Service

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