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 anew club.
Types of clubs
- Traditional Rotary club: Professionals and aspiring leaders who meet regularly for service, connections, and personal growth
- Nest-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 - wealth of resources on types of clubs and guides to starting new club
Learning centre course
Go to the Rotary International Learning centre login using your My Rotary username and password (be patient 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