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See how leaders from cultures, and occupations around town and around the world are taking action — to enhance health, empower youth, promote peace, and improve our communities. Rotary clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. Download this 8-page booklet on how you can Connect For Good with Rotary International. This Acrobat PDF document answers most questions prospective members have about Rotary.

 

Join leaders at the Lewis Center/Polaris Rotary club

Then, attend a meeting as a guest. You may visit up to a maximum of two (2) meetings without declaring your intent to become a member. If you wish to become a Rotarian, the club has a simple four-week membership procedure:

  1. Declare your intention to become a member of Rotary to any of the club officers. If you do not have a sponsor (who introduced you to our club), you will be assigned a sponsor from the Membership Development committee.
  2. During your first meeting after declaration, your sponsor will introduce you to the general membership. You will receive the ABCs of Rotary booklet and declare on which “service team” (committee) you would like to participate.
  3. During your second meeting, you will introduce yourself, your business, your family and past community service work to the general membership. Club Officers will welcome private feedback from the general membership.
  4. During the third meeting, you will serve as our ‘greeter’ – a great way to get to know each member of the club. After this meeting: the club’s officers will hold a special meeting to consider your membership based on variety of factors including, but not limited to, personal and professional conduct, as well as the existence of similar Classifications in the club’s active membership.
  5. If approved, you will be invited to join Rotary during your fourth meeting after declaration. At this time, you will receive your New Member Kit and Rotary Pin. If you are not approved, our membership development committee will reach you by phone to notify your of the Board’s decision.

 

Financial Obligations…

  • Membership dues are $100 annually. There is a $100 one-time new member registration fee.
  • Members of the Lewis Center/Polaris Rotary Club are expected to participate in club service projects both through their time and through financial contributions on a give-as-you-are-able basis.
  • All Rotarians are encouraged to contribute $100 per year to the Rotary International Foundation to fund international and district service projects.
  • There is a $3 per meeting facility fee which includes coffee and beverage service; $10 if you wish to enjoy the hot breakfast buffet.