Proposing new members is essential to achieving Rotary’s goals of providing community and international service. As a Rotarian, one of your primary responsibilities is to help identify and propose new members. Consider the following approaches for finding future eClub members:
- Wear your Rotary pin to initiate conversations about your involvement with Rotary.
- Share stories of exciting club projects with colleagues, friends and acquaintances.
- Invite friends, co-workers, and colleagues to attend a virtual meeting with you.
- Invite friends, co-workers, and colleagues to become involved with a club activity or service project.
- Encourage prospective members to tour the RI web site, view membership videos.
Once a prospective member demonstrates an interest in eClub membership:
- Guide the prospective member to our eClub meetings, have them attend two meetings and send their comments to the club secretary.
- After they have attended at least two meetings, encourage the prospective member to complete our online eClub application.
- Send an email or written letter of reference for the prospective member to the club secretary and the membership committee chair.
Next steps in the process:
- A member of the Membership committee will contact the prospective member.
- The prospective members’ application will be brought forward to the board of directors.
- If approved, the Club Administration chair will ensure the proposed member’s name and classification is published in the virtual meeting for three weeks. This allows time for eClub members to consider and file objections, if any.
- If no objections are received, the proposed member pays the admission fee and becomes a Rotarian.
The club secretary or president will immediately report the new member to Rotary international via
Member Access at rotary.org.