Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.
Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary members have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end. Learn more about our structure.
Our motto: Service Above Self For more than 110 years, our guiding principles have been the foundation of our values: service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. Our founder, Paul Harris, held: "He profits most who serves best."
What we do Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:
Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
Save mothers and children
Grow local economies
Franklin County Rotary serves our community through fundraising, donations, volunteering, economic development, scholarships, events, partnerships and much more. Join us as we grow!
How do I become a member of The Rotary Club of Franklin County? Individuals must be sponsored or proposed for membership into the Club by a current member in good standing of The Rotary Club of Franklin County. Often, a person being considered for membership is invited by a club member, or sponsor, to attend one or more club meetings to learn more about Rotary. In this case, the sponsor submits the candidate’s name to the club's membership committee. Please note that membership in a Rotary club is by invitation only. What are the qualifications for membership? A prospective member must be a person of good character with a good business, professional, or community reputation and also be one of the following:
A current or former professional, proprietor, executive, manager, or community leader, or
Committed to service with a record of personal involvement, or
A Rotary Foundation alumnus
What are the responsibilities of membership? Members are expected pay annual dues to their clubs, their Rotary district, and Rotary International, and they’re expected to participate in local or international Rotary club activities or projects. Clubs encourage members to aspire to club leadership or committee roles. What are the attendance requirements? An attendance record of 50 percent is required to remain an active Rotarian. Any missed meeting must be made up within 14 days before or after the regular meeting. To accommodate busy schedules, there are various opportunities to make up missed meetings .
How much are dues? As a member of The Rotary Club you are required to pay annual dues of $200USD. Dues are pro-rated quarterly for new members joining after the first quarter of a Rotary Year (1 July - 30 June). What is the minimum age to be in Rotary? There is no minimum age to join Rotary. You may be invited to join at any age after you become established in a career and have the time and financial resources to meet all Rotary club membership requirements. If you’re interested in joining a Rotary club, ask members about the time and financial commitments necessary to fulfill membership requirements, and consider whether you can make those commitments.