Recruiting 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.
Contribute to the Rogue Gateway Rotary Club by bringing in qualified business and professional leaders who are interested in and committed to advancing the mission of Rotary. You’ll be strengthening your club and ensuring its growth and longevity.
Use this form to propose a new member. New Member Application
Attracting Prospective Members
Consider the following approaches for finding future Rotarians:
- 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 join you for lunch at your weekly Rotary meeting.
- Offer an information brochure that outlines the club’s history and highlights recent service projects and social events.
- Ask potential members to become involved with a club activity or service project.
- Encourage prospective members to explore this site and the Rotary International website.
Proposing a New Member
Once it becomes clear that the prospective member is interested in membership:
- Complete Part A of the Membership Proposal Form and return the form to the club secretary or membership committee for submission to the board of directors.
- Wait for the club secretary to notify you of the board’s decision, which should come within 30 days of the submission.
After the board approves the candidate
- Arrange an information session for the proposed member. A Membership Committee member can help with this.
- Ask the proposed member to complete and sign Part B of the proposal form.
- The proposed member’s name and classification will be posted in the weekly bulletin for two weeks running. Club members may consider and file objections, if any, within those 14 days.
- If no objections are received, the proposed member is required to pay the admission fee and becomes a Rotarian, officially welcomed by the club president at a regularly scheduled meeting.