When you join a Rotary club, your potential to make a difference in the world grows exponentially. That’s because you’re joining a network of over 1.2 million people who take action — volunteers from all over the world who share a goal of improving others’ quality of life.
In fact, the top two reasons people join Rotary are to connect with and give back to their communities. These are the same reasons members stay in Rotary year after year. But simply joining isn’t going to change lives or make those connections. That happens when you get involved. You’ll shape your own experience and decide how to get the most out of your membership.
This short guide is full of ways you can get involved in Rotary
to connect with your club, your community, and the world. Get involved in ways that align with your passions, and you’ll get much more from your experience.
Connect with Your Club
Membership in a Rotary club offers you opportunities to connect with other professionals who aren’t afraid to lead and are dedicated to making a difference. Spending time with your fellow club members — whether to attend a meeting, plan a project, exchange ideas, or just have fun — can lead to lifelong friendships. When you get involved and make connections, you will inevitably grow as a person and develop new skills. Here are some ways to connect within your club.
Connect with Your Community
Through your club, you can connect with your community by learning about its needs and working on long-term solutions. When you work with local leaders and beneficiaries, you’ll strengthen both your community and your ties to it. Participating in a project that positively touches someone else’s life can be life-changing for you as well. Here are some of the many ways your membership can help you connect to your community.
Connect with the Rotary World
Rotarians make a difference on a global scale. Your membership gives
you access to a global network of professionals and leaders who share a passion for applying their collective expertise and resources to make a positive change. Here are some ways to connect with the Rotary world.
How Will You Get Involved
When you get involved, it’s not just your club and community that benefit.
You benefit, too. As an active Rotarian, you’ll make connections and develop skills while Doing Good in the World. You’ll meet community leaders and tackle local and global issues that are important to you and your fellow club members. You’ll feel the shared sense of purpose that comes from working together to better your community. When it comes to being an active Rotarian, the opportunities are endless.