Do you want to make a difference, and have fun while doing so?
Are you service minded? Do you want to help or give back to those less fortunate? Do you want to belong to a great international organisation with strong international links? Do you want to have fun while doing so with like-minded people of all ages and walks of life? Does variety add spice to your life? Rotary is for anyone of any age wanting to make a difference.
Most meetings have a speaker to entertain, inform, educate and enlighten the members.
Responsibilities of Rotarians:
To attend as many regular meetings as possible. Meetings can be “made-up” either by attending a meeting of another Rotary club meeting or by participating in another Rotary related activity.
Members are encouraged to serve on committees within the club which is the best way of getting to know your fellow members and what is going on in your club.
There is an annual membership fee which covers all dues to Rotary International and your club administration. Our fees are low compared to a number of other clubs (a third of what some clubs cost).
Every cent of funds donated by the public our Rotary Club is spent on those for whom it was given. The London Financial Times, in July 2007, ranked Rotary International as one of the top five NGO’s for corporate partnerships.
Meals are paid for weekly at each meeting.
Come and meet other community and business folk from your area and share in the networking. Rotary also builds leadership capabilities in various ways. Rotary club members are men and women from professional backgrounds who use their talents, skills, and energy to improve the lives of people in communities at home and around the world. Yes, that is you and me: ordinary people doing extra-ordinary things to help others.
There’s something that all Rotary club members have in common: we take action. As community volunteers, we reach out to neighbours in need. We build, support, and organize. We save lives. We work locally and globally.
Around the world and around the corner, the 1.2 million men and women of Rotary
- Get involved in their communities
- Connect with other professionals
- Share their time and experience with young people
- Support global causes, such as eradicating polio
- Use their skills to help others
Whether you’re a veteran volunteer or new to community service, we’re looking for people like you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you get in touch with us or a Club in your community. Discover the benefits of joining Rotary.
Why join Rotary?
Rotary is Humanity in Motion.
Maybe you’ve seen a need in your own community and wondered how you could help. Maybe you want to use your professional skills to help others — or even learn new skills. Maybe you’re seeking connections with other service-minded professionals in your community or abroad. Whatever your reason, joining Rotary can help you achieve these goals, and so much more. See why other men and women are members of their local Rotary club.
Diversity in Membership
What is Rotary?
The first Rotary Club was formed in Chicago (USA) in 1905 by Paul Harris. This Club met in rotation at the offices of the members, thus the name Rotary. There are at present 30 149 Rotary Clubs in 163 countries with a total membership of over one million two hundred thousand Rotarians. As a Rotarian you will be a member of a Rotary Club, which in turn is a member of Rotary International.
The Rotary world is divided into different Rotary Districts of which there are 530. Cape Town is part of District 9350 which encompasses 3 countries – part of Western Cape and Northern Cape Province, the whole of Namibia and the whole of Angola, and comprises of 63 clubs with a membership of over 1600 Rotarians.
Rotary’s Mission: The mission of Rotary International is to support its members to accomplish the objects of Rotary by
- Fostering Unity among member clubs.
- Strengthening and expanding Rotary around the world.
- Communicating worldwide the work of Rotary.
- Providing a system of international administration.
Wynberg Rotary Club was chartered in 1949 with a current membership of 29 men and women (and growing, while having fun).