11 Top Reasons People Join Rotary
Our members enjoy having a different group of friends in their lives
outside of their immediate family and work colleague networks!
2) Business Networking opportunities
Mix with other businesses, not only in our Club,
but Rotarians from other Clubs locally, nationally and internationally.
3) Guest Speakers
Rotary Adelaide West has an amazing array of interesting speakers.
Enjoy hearing what inspired people are doing around our community
and local businesses.
4) Speaking Opportunities
If you are in the workforce yourself or own a business,
why not do your own Guest Speaker spot to showcase what you do.
You never know where your next customer will come from.
Plus as a Rotarian you can then visit any other Rotary Club to do the same!
This is how Rotary STARTED in 1905 with its first four members
who's average age was 38!
5) Giving Back
Many Rotarians find life satisfaction in also being able to
give something back to our community. Whether that is in the form
of time or monetary support towards lasting community projects
that improve others lives less fortunate than ourselves.
The great thing about Rotary is that many hands make light work.
There is much satisfaction within our membership having
groups of people volunteering together to run projects,
knowing that we create lasting legacies for the future.
The diversity of the people, the projects, the meetings,
the guest speakers, the fellowship days and the interaction
with other Rotarians from other Clubs is FUN.
Our members enjoy the social nature of Rotary.
8) Professional Development
You would be surprised how many business people feel uncomfortable
speaking in public about themselves and/or their businesses.
Rotary has all manner of P.D. opportunities within its structure to help
members become more comfortable addressing others and
leading teams in their professional lives.
Amongst our membership are semi- and fully retired women and men
who were not prepared to leave the workforce and go cold turkey
with no ongoing professional interaction. In retirement, people love Rotary
for the social and structured networking opportunities to stay active and
connected with society. It gives people strong purposes in life!
10) International Friends - go travelling!
With 32,000+ clubs in the world, spread across 200+ countries -
when Rotarians travel, there's always a Club nearby.
Rotarians love to visit other Clubs when they travel. Immediately, they
walk into a room of FRIENDS - other Rotarians who share the same ethics,
ideals and values. Travel knowing you're never far away from a
brand new friend or experience. An international support network -
and a LOT of fun. Add a new dimension to your next holiday
interstate or abroad. Drop in on a Rotary Club.
Our Club has members aged from their 20s to their 90s.
Women and Men. Working and Retired. From varying ethnic backgrounds.
This diversity of people ensures our Club is RICH with
personality and experiences. FUN
Membership of a Rotary Club is not only fun,
but a privilege to serve our community under the Rotary moto
Service Above Self
Rotarians are viewed in our society with a high degree of respect for their compassion, dedication and community minded spirit.
Rotarians achieve! Worldwide we support a range of projects from small at a local level, through to massive international programs affecting countries worldwide.
People who choose to be a Rotarians:-
- Women and Men
- People aged 18 years and above
- People in the workforce
- People about to Retire!
Some time challenged people dedicate a few hours per year.
Others donate dozens of hours and get involved in all manner of projects.
Some come along only to our own Club meetings.
Others go further and get involved in District wide projects and beyond.
You choose a level of involvement that suits your lifestyle and personal interests, allowing you to build the enjoyment and benefits you are seeking.
The best way to start off - don't be shy, please join us one Thursday lunchtime at one of our weekly meetings.
Our meetings are not stuffy. They're full of fellowship, good conversation, interesting guest speakers ... and a twisted sense of humour here and there.
We'll welcome you. We'll explain more about Rotary. We'll answer your questions ... all with no pressure to join on the spot!
Then it's up to you to consider what we share with you. Be assured though that 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide started just the same, taking the first step to find out more.
Decide to visit us on a Thursday we are convening.
TRY BEFORE YOU BUY
You will not be pressured to join on your first visits.
Take your time to get to know our team.
Members arrive from 12.30pm to chat and have a drink.
Meeting starts at 1pm sharp - through to 2pm.
SAGE Hotel - 208 South Terrace, Adelaide
Contact our Membership Officer, Bill Marles on 0410 523 106
simply to let us know you're visiting.
We'd like to announce your attendance formally and introduce you around.
Don't hesitate to ask any questions.
Remember, every one of us started in exactly the same way as you.
We took the first step to visit Rotary Adelaide West just to have a look.
Walk away from that lunch to quietly consider your experience.
Obviously, we'd love to see you back, but you won't be pressured.
IMPORTANT : Our club prefers a potential new member visits us at
least 3 times before they consider completing a membership application.
We want them to be sure they're comfortable with going the next step.
Decide to Join Rotary Adelaide Central!
Simply download the membership application form on this page, complete it and return it to our club.
Only after your membership has been accepted will you be asked to pay the annual membership fee equating to just $4 per week ($250 per year)
We look forward to seeing you at Rotary!