Chair portfolios

6. Membership

6.6. Club extension

Do you want to start a Rotary club but don’t have enough members? Are you in a Rotary club that isn’t meeting your or your members’ expectations? Are there members who love your club but can’t keep attending when it meets? Would you like to start a new club with a small, energetic group committed to community service? Then you might want to start a new club.

Types of clubs

    • Traditional Rotary club: Professionals and aspiring leaders who meet regularly for service, connections and personal growth
    • Next-Gen: Rotary's long heritage is blended into the new, information-rich world in which we live. The result is a new generation of Clubs that embrace the demands of a faster-paced environment and create the opportunity for more people to become involved in Rotary service to the community
    • Satellite club: A Rotary club sponsored by a traditional club but with its own meetings, projects, bylaws, and board
    • E-club: A Rotary club that meets primarily online
    • Passport club: A Rotary club that allows members to attend other Rotary club meetings as long as they attend a specified number of meetings in their own club each year
    • Corporate club: A club whose members (or most of them) work for the same employer
    • Cause-based club: A club whose members are passionate about a particular cause and focus their service efforts in that area
    • Alumni-based club: A club whose members (or most of them) are former Rotary or Rotary Foundation program participants
    • Rotaract club: A club of members ages 18-30 that is sponsored by a Rotary club and often works with that club on projects

My Rotary - a wealth of resources on types of clubs and guides to starting new club

Starting a Rotary Club

Club types matrix

Starting a Satellite Club

Learning centre course

Go to the Rotary International Learning centre login using your My Rotary username and password (be patient as the site is a bit slow to load) and search for the following course (it is a video about starting a club):

    • Starting a Rotary Club

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