Becoming A Rotary Member

Rotarians are business and professional leaders who take an active role in their communities while greatly enriching their personal and professional lives. Our Rotary club contains a diverse group of professional leaders from Putnam County and the surrounding areas.

Through various service programs, our Rotary club has a significant effect on the quality of life in the community. In addition to our local programs, the Rotary Foundation offers opportunities to form international partnerships that help people in need worldwide and start international programs too. More than 1.2 million Rotarians make significant contributions to the quality of life at home and around the globe. An association of nearly 32,000 autonomous clubs in 166 countries, Rotary International is one of the world’s largest service organizations.

The goal of our club’s membership is an up-to-date and progressive representation of the community’s business, vocational, and professional interests. We also want to continually expand with committed members who have the interest and ability to get involved in service and humanitarian projects. Membership is vital to our Rotary club’s operations and community service activities.

Download the following PDF and bring into Rotary or email it to the club.

Application Submission

Once your application is complete and submitted to Membership Committee, it is given to the Board of Directors and then the general membership for approval. This process can take some time, as new members are carefully vetted by both the board and club membership. If there are no objections to your admission to the club, the Membership Chair will schedule an orientation meeting with you.  You will then be inducted by the Club President during a regular club meeting.

  1. Hold or be retired from a professional, proprietary, executive, or managerial position;
  2. Be adults of good character and good business and professional reputation;
  3. Live or work in the Putnam County area.
  4. Our goal is a membership that reflects and represents the community’s business, vocational, and professional interests and also forms a pool of resources and expertise to successfully implement service projects.
  5. Have the ability to meet the club’s weekly attendance or community project participation requirements.
  6. Members are expected to participate in local or international activities or projects of the Rotary club.
  7. Pay dues, on time either annually or quarterly.

Often a person being considered for membership is invited by a member/sponsor to attend one or more club meetings to learn more about Rotary. The sponsor may then submit the name of the candidate to the club’s membership committee. If you would like to learn more about joining the Rotary Club of Quincy, contact us online, or call our club secretary.

Rotary uses a classification system to establish and maintain a vibrant cross-section or representation of the area’s business, vocational, and professional interests among members and to develop a pool of resources and expertise to successfully implement service projects.

A classification describes either the principal business or the professional service of the organization that the Rotarian works for or the Rotarian’s own activity within the organization. Some examples of classifications include high schools, universities, eye surgery, banking, pharmaceutical retailing, petroleum-distribution, and insurance agency.

  1. Become connected to your community, while learning more about your community overall.
  2. Work with others in addressing community needs.
  3. Interact with other professionals in your community; assist with RI’s international humanitarian service efforts.
  4. Establish contacts with an international network of professionals.
  5. Develop leadership skills.
  6. Involve family in promoting service efforts.
  7. Rotary club membership carries with it certain responsibilities.
  8. Ability to visit other Rotary groups, and use those and make-up days.
  9. Members are required to pay annual dues to their clubs, their districts, and to Rotary International, which in turn, help fund many worldwide and local service projects.
  10. Members are expected to participate in local or international activities or projects of the Rotary club.
  11. Clubs encourage members to aspire to leadership or committee roles within their clubs.