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Joining Rotary

Why Join Your Local Rotary Club?


Professional Networking

A founding principle of Rotary was to meet periodically to enjoy cameraderie and enlarge one's circle of business and professional acquaintances. As members of the oldest service Club in the world, Rotarians represent a cross-section of the community's business owners, managers, political leaders and professionals - people who make decisions and influence policy.


Service Opportunities

Club Members have many opportunities for humanitarian service, both locally and internationally. Service programmes address such concerns as healthcare, hunger, poverty, illiteracy and the environment. Rotarians experience the fulfilment that comes from giving back to the community.


International Awareness

With more than 31,000 Rotary Clubs in over 160 countries, Rotarians gain an understanding of humanitarian issues through international service projects and exchange programmes. One of Rotary's highest objectives is to build peace and goodwill throughout the world.



Rotary was founded on fellowship, an ideal which remains a major attraction of membership today. Club members enjoy the friendship of like-minded professionals, and Club projects offer additional opportunities to develop enduring bonds. Rotary Club members who travel have an introduction to friendly contacts in almost every city in the world.


Good Citizenship

Weekly Rotary Club programmes keep members informed about what is taking place in the community, nation and the world, which motivate them to make a difference.

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If you have read the reasons for joining Rotary, and are really interested, please get in touch.

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Family Foundations

Rotary sponsors some of the world's largest youth exchange, educational exchange, and scholarship programmes, providing innovative training opportunities and mentoring for young leaders, and involving family members in a wide range of social and service activities.



Social activities give Rotarians a chance to let loose and have fun. Every Rotary Club and District hosts social events which offer diversions from today's demanding professional and personal schedules. Conferences, conventions and assemblies, provide entertainment as well as Rotary information, education and service.


Ethical Environment

Encouraging high ethical standards in one's profession, and respect for all worthy vocations, have been hallmarks of Rotary from its earliest days.


Leadership Development

Rotary is an organisation of successful professionals. Team building, fundraising, public speaking, planning, organisation and communication are just a sample of the leadership skills that Club members can exercise and enhance. Being a Rotary leader provides further experience in learning how to motivate, inspire and guide others.


Diversity in Membership

Rotary's classification system ensures that a Club's membership represents a wide variety of the community's professional men and women. Rotary Clubs are non-political and non-religious, and are open to all cultures, races and creeds.

Why Rotary?


There are almost as many answers to that question as there are Rotarians answering it! Why not watch and listen as some very clever cartoon characters explain just why Rotary is such a good idea!

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The Rotary Wheel


Every organisation needs a logo to focus attention on its core competencies. The Rotary Wheel, with its connotations of closely meshed gear wheels, transferring power, has been the image of Rotary since its earliest days.


The style may have changed over the years, but not the significance

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