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Join Rotary

Rotary is 1.2 million passionate individuals in 35,000+ clubs worldwide. We are both an international organization and a local community leader. Together we lead change in our own backyards and across the world.


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

How our membership works

Membership in a Rotary club is by invitation only. We want to make sure you join a club that best fits your passion and perspective. We can connect you with a club that's right for you and make it easy to get involved and on your way to membership immediately.

  1. You express interest

    Let us know a little about yourself and what you’re looking for in a club. We’ll find the local clubs in your area and let them know you’re interested.

  2. Rotary matches you with a club

    Based on your preferences and interests, Rotary leaders in your community will match you with the local club that fits you best.

  3. A local club contacts you

    A Rotary club member will contact you by email or phone to discuss your interest in Rotary. You’ll be invited to get to know the club better by attending a club meeting, a social event, or even to join in on a service project as a volunteer.

  4. The club invites you to join

    Now that you and a local club have spent some time together and determined that you’re a good fit for each other, you will be invited to join. Each club has its own ways of welcoming new members; they may hold a ceremony for you.

  5. You’re a member!

    Enjoy getting involved in your new club as a Rotary member. Join a committee. Lead a service project. Organize a social event. Lead and contribute to your new club.

Additional opportunities for existing members:

Refer a new member >

Know someone great? Refer a potential member and we'll help connect them to the right club. Only current members can refer new members. To refer someone to your own club, contact your club secretary.


Rejoin or change clubs >

Did you move? Has your schedule changed? We can help you rejoin your existing or find a new club that better fits your location and schedule.

Interested in fellowship and youth programs?

You don't have to be a Rotary member to get involved with Rotary. We have fellowships, groups, and exchanges for all ages and interests. Connect with a local Rotary club near you to find out what's available and how you can be involved.

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