How to Propose a New Member

Proposing 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.

Gold Beach Rotary Member ProposalContribute to the Rotary Club of Gold Beach by bringing in qualified business and professional leaders who are interested in and committed to advancing the mission of Rotary.  You can help us fully represent your community’s business and professional life.

Use this form to propose a new member.  you’ll be strengthening your club and ensuring its growth and longevity.  Do it today!

Attracting Prospective Members
Consider these approaches for attracting prospective members:

  • Hand out Rotary Brochures (available from your Membership Committee)
  • Encourage prospective members to tour the this website and the Rotary International website
  • Invite prospective members to a club activity or a service project and a luncheon or two

Identifying Qualified Candidates
Qualified candidates for Rotary membership are adults of good character and good business and professional reputation, who held or have held an executive position with discretionary authority in any worthy and recognized business or profession.

Types of Membership
There are two types of Rotary club membership, active and honorary:

  • Active members must meet the above qualifications as well as live or work within the club’s locality or surrounding area.
  • Honorary members have distinguished themselves by meritorious service in the furtherance of Rotary ideals and are considered friends of Rotary for their permanent support of Rotary’s cause.

Each active member of a Rotary club is classified according to the member’s business or profession.  A classification describes either the principal and recognized activity of the firm with which an active member is connected or the member’s principal and recognized business or professional activity.

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 your club secretary, treasurer, or membership committee member for submission to the board of directors. Remember, don’t inform a prospective member of the proposal until after the board approves it.
  • 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 you 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 published 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 must pay the admission fee and becomes a Rotarian!!  Welcome your new member!

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