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Information for Prospective Rotarians

Rotary International is one of the world's largest service organisations with some 30,000 Clubs in 168 countries. Members of Rotary Clubs (Rotarians) represent various businesses and professional activities in their communities and to be a Rotarian, you should be:-

  • A leading representative of your business or professional activity;
  • Have the capacity to meet the club's weekly attendance and community project participation requirements;
  • Live or work within the locality of the club or the surrounding area.

Rotary Clubs provide:-

  • Friendships with other managerial and professional leaders in your community
  • Prestige of membership in a worldwide organisation
  • Ongoing practical education
  • A networking of people who can help you become more successful
  • Promotion of higher ethical standards in your business or profession
  • Projects to enhance your community
  • Help for communities in countries around the world

The Membership Process

An important distinction between Rotary and other organizations is that membership in Rotary is by invitation. Rotary clubs invite individuals to join and become members.

Often a person being considered for membership is invited by a member/sponsor to attend three or more club meetings to learn more about Rotary.  The Rotarian may propose the guest for membership. All proposals are voted upon by the board and members.

An individual who is interested in membership but doesn’t know any Rotarians can contact the club directly. 

Classifications: professional representation

Rotary uses a classification system to establish and maintain a vibrant cross-section or representation of the community's business, vocational, and professional interests among members and to develop a pool of resources and expertise to successfully implement service projects. This system is based on the founders' paradigm of choosing cross-representation of each business, profession, and institution within a community.

A classification describes either the principal business or the professional service of the organization that the Rotarian works for or the Rotarian's own activity within the organization. Some examples of classifications include: legal services, statistical services, administrative services, veterinary services, civil engineering.

For more information about joining Rotary visit www.rotary.org and specifically the Rotary Club of St Kitts please contact us via e-mail at patmourillon@hotmail.com
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