BECOMING A ROTARIAN
WHO CAN JOIN?
The journey starts with people like you. Anyone of good standing can join Rotary. We are a non-religious, non-political global organisation made up of people who would like to make the world a better place through humanitarian service.
Our motto is "service above self". Through fellowship, activities, projects and events, our volunteers come together to strengthen their connections with friends and neighbours and their willingness to improving the communities in which we live and work, both locally and internationally.
If you'd like to just dip your toe in...how about doing some volunteering with a Rotary Club in your area? There are so many projects and activities for you to get involved in as part of Rotary. This will give you a flavour of projects in the London Rotary District 1130.
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ATTEND AN ONLINE INFORMATION MEETING
A good starting point, and a way to learn about Rotary is get in touch with us and attend one of our weekly evening events.
We host bi-monthly online events and weekly meetings where you can meet existing Rotarians and people who are interested in finding out more!
Every event is different - we talk through the history of Rotary, the Rotary Foundation charity and what projects we do locally and abroad. You'll learn about how the organisation is run, and the types of clubs that are available to join in London District 1130.
You'll get the opportunity to meet like-minded people who want more fulfillment out of life and who want to make a difference in their communities, as well as hear testimonials from existing Rotarians.
LEARN ABOUT ROTARY
There is also a wonderful amount of information online about Rotary - from the global humanitarian organisation right down to an individual club level. We urge you to do your own research, to get a flavour of what Rotary is about and see if this organisation resonates with you.
Each Rotary Club has their own website, so you can search for any Rotary Club around the world, and find out more!
VISIT A FEW ROTARY CLUBS
There are 58 Rotary clubs across London making up District 1130, and new clubs are being formed. We're a wonderfully diverse mix of nationalities from all around the world, a melting pot representing the vibrant cultures that make up our wonderful city.
Clubs are flexible in their meeting times and locations, with multiple clubs often operating in a certain area, giving you options to suit you and your commitments. Lots of clubs operate with a mixture of face-to-face and online meetings, offering greater flexibility for those who are frequently on the go, or those who lead a particularly busy lifestyle, but still want to give back to the community.
The club you like the most... visit a few times and get to know the members. Every club has a unique personality, with different projects that are important to the volunteers. We want you to find your Rotary home. Through fellowship and volunteering together, people truly do become family.
London Rotary also has a Satellite club that allows you to be geographically independent. This will suit people who are London-based, but who travel a lot for work and need to be more flexible with their time.
YOU'RE INVITED TO BE A ROTARIAN
The more you get involved, the more you will get out of Rotary. Get involved with the exciting projects that the Rotary club you enjoy being a part of the most, is organising.
Very quickly, through volunteering and attending meetings, Rotarians from the club will get to know you. If you feel you've found your home, you will be invited to learn more about their club. If you are a good fit for the club and vice versa, then you will be invited to become a member.
There is an application process that your club will guide you through. When successful, you will be inducted as a new Rotarian into your chosen club. Congratulations and welcome to Rotary!
While clubs meet at different times, in different places and in different ways, the thing they all have in common is the fact they come together for hands-on projects, volunteering on community activities to improve the lives of others.
Not only will you become part of the London Rotary family, but you will be welcomed with open arms at the 35,000 clubs around the world where 1.2 million members share the same ethos and vision as you!