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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Rotary?
Rotary International is an association of Rotary clubs worldwide. It’s made up of more than 33,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. The members of these clubs are called Rotarians.

How do I become a member of Rotary?
Often, a person being considered for membership is invited by a club member, or sponsor, to attend one or more club meetings to learn more about Rotary. In this case, the sponsor submits the candidate’s name to the club's membership committee.

What are the requirements for membership in a Rotary Club?
Prospective members must:

  • hold, or be retired from, a professional, trade, proprietary, executive, or managerial position;
  • Have the capacity to meet the club's weekly attendance or community project participation requirements;
  • live or work within the locality of the club or the surrounding area.

How is Rotary Organised?
Rotary is organized at club, district, and international levels to carry out its program of service. Each club elects its own officers and enjoys considerable autonomy within the framework of the standard constitution and the constitution and bylaws of Rotary International. 

What are the benefits of membership?
Membership in the Rotary Club of Geelong offers a number of benefits, including:

  • Effecting change within the community;
  • Developing leadership skills;
  • Gaining an understanding of, and having an impact on, community and international issues;
  • Developing relationships with community and business leaders.

When and Where Does The Rotary Club of Geelong Meet?
We meet every Tuesday at Mercure Holtel, cnr Gheringhap and Myer Street, Geelong. Meeting time is 12;30 (approx.) for 12:45 start. Lunch is of a high quality at a reasonable cost. During the meeting, an explanation of project planning and progress reports occurs, fun sessions are held and Guest speakers are presented. Meetings close by 2:00pm.

What are the qualifications for membership?
A prospective member must be a person of good character with a good business, professional, or community reputation.

What are the responsibilities of membership?
Members are expected to attend weekly club meetings. They must pay annual dues to their clubs, (which incorporates their Rotary District, and Rotary International dues), and they’re expected to participate in local or international Club activities or projects. Our club encourage members to aspire to club leadership and/or committee roles.

What are the attendance requirements?
An attendance record of 50 percent is required to remain an active Rotarian.

What Types of Membership Does The Rotary Club of Geelong Offer?
In addition to Individual Membership, the Rotary Club of Geelong is offering a new membership category: Corporate Membership.

If you would like to be involved, but are time poor, perhaps you might consider Corporate Membership. Corporate Membership offers the same advantages as Individual Membership, but the actual member is your Organisation and the time commitments involved in attending meetings, Committees and projects can be spread among up to four of your corporate colleagues (termed Designees). At least one designee of a Corporate member is expected to be present at each weekly meeting of the club and meetings of the Club Committee to which the designee has been assigned.

One of these designees must be a member of that entity’s senior executive group; the others (can be) individuals in managerial positions employed full time by the eligible corporation.

I am interested in membership, but do not know a Rotarian from The Rotary Club of Geelong. How can I become a member?
No problem. Click one of the buttons at the top of this page and supply the information requested. A Rotarian will contact you.