Becoming A Member

Becoming A Member of the

Rotary Club of Salisbury

  1. Why Join Rotary?
    Each Rotary club strives for a membership that is an up-to-date and progressive representation of its community's business, vocational, public and professional interests. If you are in an executive position Membership in Rotary offers a number of benefits including: Effecting positive change within the community Developing leadership skills with a focus on ethics Gaining an understanding of — and having an impact on — international humanitarian issues Developing warm and effective relationships with community and business leaders The Salisbury Rotary club is limited to a maximum of 140 members.
  2. How it works:
    Your name is proposed by a current member and presented to the membership committee after you have signed the new member information sheet. The membership committee confirms the appropriateness of your selection and proposes your name to the Board of Directors that meets monthly. You may attend as a visitor while this process takes place.
  3. What it costs?
    One time initiation: $125 Dues and fees per quarter: $185 (includes lunch). In addition there is a voluntary $25 contribution to a Paul Harris Fellowship.
  4. Meetings:
    Tuesday 12:30 to 1:30 PM at the Rotary Hut on the corner of West Liberty and North Jackson streets.
  5.  Attendance:
    Members must attend at least 60% of meetings per half year, missing four meetings in a row is assumed to be resignation.
  6. Make-up meetings:
    A missed meeting can be made up at another meeting in the area or around the world if attended in the period two weeks before through two weeks after the missed meeting or on the internet at
  7. Orientation:
    There will be a required annual orientation meeting for all members who have joined the club prior to their formal acceptance.
  8. Introduction:
    At a time selected by the President, each new member will present a 2 to 3 minute introduction of themselves to the club.
  9. Participation:
    Members are expected to participate in club activities as requested in support of committee work and other activities.
  10. Service:
    Participation is required in the annual Rotary Scholarship Trust Fund raffle (see Service) and service projects like ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at Christmas (members volunteer to cover a one hour period at a retail establishment) as well as serving on various committees.
  11. Foundation contributions:
    Members are expected to contribute $100 per year to The Rotary Foundation’s Annual Programs Fund. This may be done with a $25 charge added to your quarterly bill or in total. Your annual gifts may apply towards a Paul Harris Fellow ($1000). Half of the Annual Fund contributions are available for use at the district level to fund local projects.
  12. New Members:
    Each year members are encouraged to submit the name of one person as a prospective new member.
  13. New Member Application Form:
    Click here to download a membership application. Return the completed forms to Donnie Clement by scanning and emailing: [email protected] . The application can also be handed in at the front desk at any Rotary meeting.
  14. Program Responsibility:
    Approximately every two years each member is responsible for the presenting a program of interest to the club. Information about the program should be sent to the Program Chair with copies to one month before the program.
  15. Scooting
    Members leaving before the conclusion of a meeting are requested to place $2 in the red Scooters Box near the rear exit.