Why Join Your Local Rotary Club?

Professional Networking
A founding principle of Rotary was to meet periodically to enjoy camaraderie and enlarge one's circle of business and professional acquaintances. As the oldest service club in the world, Rotary club members represent a cross-section of the community's owners, executives, 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 programs address such concerns as health care, hunger, poverty, illiteracy, and the environment. Rotarians experience the fulfillment that comes from giving back to the community.
Rotary was founded on fellowship, an ideal that remains a major attraction of membership today. Club members enjoy the camaraderie with like-minded professionals, and club projects offer additional opportunities to develop enduring friendships. Rotary club members who travel have friendly contacts in almost every city in the world.
Good CitizenshipRotarians enjoy a wine social after a tour of the Hutton settlement
Weekly Rotary club programs keep members informed about what is taking place in the community, nation, and world and motivated to make a difference. 
Family Foundations
Rotary sponsors some of the world's largest youth exchange, educational exchange, and scholarship programs. Rotary clubs provide innovative training opportunities and mentoring for young leaders and involve 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 will host parties and activities that offer diversions from today's demanding professional and personal schedules. Conferences, conventions, assemblies, and social events provide entertainment as well as Rotary information, education, and service.
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 programs. One of Rotary's highest objectives is to build goodwill and peace throughout the world.
Ethical Environment
Encouraging high ethical standards in one's profession and respect for all worthy vocations has been a hallmark of Rotary from its earliest days. In their business and professional lives, Rotarians abide by The Four-Way Test:
Leadership Development
Rotary is an organization of successful professionals. Team building, fundraising, public speaking, planning, organization, and communication are just a sampling 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 variety of the community's professional men and women, including leaders in business, industry, the arts, government, sports, the military, and religion. Rotary clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.   
Types of Membership
Rotary Club 21 offers various types of membership to help you get involved in Rotary at your level! 
  • Full Membership – Any person may apply for an individual Full Membership. 
  • Couples Membership – Established couples may apply for a Couple’s Membership. 
  • Emerging Rotarian – Any person under the age of 40 may apply for an Emerging Rotarian membership.
  • Emerging Rotarians are unable to serve in Executive Roles on the Club 21 Board of Directors.
  • Corporate Memberships – Any business or organization may apply for a Corporate Membership which allows for 2 full memberships with the option to add additional memberships. Billed annually to the business. 
    • Includes organizations logo in the club directory, website, and pre-meeting slideshow
    • Ability to sponsor membership engagement event
Have questions about joining? Click here to contact Rotary 21's membership development committee chairs to learn more about becoming a Rotarian with Rotary Club 21.