We need your Help!
You can make a difference in Rotary!
Our members come from small business and from all levels in local organisations such as government, law, finance, transport, health and education - but we all have one thing in common - a desire to make a positive difference in the world.
Rotary is huge on the international stage - even has a seat at the UN, but it is just as strong at the local community level. You can choose to work on a range of local community projects or get involved with amazing overseas projects such as helping to keep girls at school in India or repairing birth defects in children in Bangladesh - the choice is yours - or maybe you have a favourite project you would like to bring to the Club?
As a prospective member there is no cost for attending your first two meetings - so why not come along to a meeting to see how we operate. We meet for breakfast and we finish promptly at 8:30 am, so the rest of the day and your evenings are not affected.
What's in it for me?
• Expand your network of friends and business acquaintances in the Box Hill and surrounding areas.
• Be part of a progressive organisation that makes a real difference to people's lives with amazing humanitarian projects such as “End Polio Now” or our Club’s own “Operation Cleft”, “Operation Toilets” or simply get involved in some local community projects.
• Be part of the world’s most successful and influential service organisation with 1.2 million members worldwide.
• Work "hands-on" on projects or, if you prefer, use your skills behind the scenes to help with Club and project management tasks.
• Make a difference in almost any area of humanitarian need - as well as our major projects we also work to address slavery, access to education, poor sanitation, disaster relief, etc.
Do I have to attend every Club meeting?
No, this is not necessary. Many members have business, family or other commitments and can't always attend meetings. A regular newsletter keeps you up-to-date with what is happening at the Club.
What happens at Club meetings?
Meetings start promptly at 7:30am and finish at 8:30am sharp. There is a minimum of formality, no anthems, oaths or toasts - just a friendly get-together where we discuss Club projects, listen to a guest speaker and catch up with colleagues over breakfast.
What makes Rotary unique?
The combination of networking and humanitarian service creates a unique environment where friendships can thrive, the poor and less fortunate are assisted and personal rewards are maximised.
How much does it cost?
There is no joining fee and the annual cost is $280. When you attend a breakfast meeting it costs $20. Note that fundraising activities are designed to raise money from the general public, not from Club members.
How much time does it take?
Four to five hours a month is typical. Whatever time you can commit is enough for us and it is NOT essential to attend weekly meetings. Members vary greatly in the time they commit - parents with young children can't allocate much time but a retired person may have more time to spare.
I no longer work - can I still join Rotary?
Most definitely! The main criteria for joining Rotary is your commitment to helping others. Retirees have a wealth of skills and experience and are most welcome in Rotary Clubs.
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