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 members must meet the above qualifications, 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.
Each active member of a Rotary club is classified in accordance with the member’s business or profession.
The prospective member’s name is submitted to the board of directors. The board ensures that the person is fully qualified and approves or disapproves the proposal within 30 days. The proposer is notified of the decision by the club secretary.
NOTE: Until approval is granted, prospective members should not be informed that they have been proposed for membership.
After approval has been announced, the prospective member is fully informed of privileges, expectations and responsibilities of club membership. He or she is then asked to complete the proposal form and give written permission to publish his or her name and proposed classification to the club membership.
If no objections to the proposal are received within seven days following the publication of the name, that person, upon payment of an admission fee, is a new Rotarian.
The club secretary sends a completed new member report form to Rotary International as recommended by Rotary Club Bylaws or submits the new member’s name via www.rotary.org.