THE ROTARY CLUB OF SYRACUSE
DISTRICT 7150 USA
THE ROTARY CLUB OF SYRACUSE
DISTRICT 7150 USA
ROTARY CLUB OF SYRACUSE MEMBERSHIP

What is Rotary?

Rotary International is an association of Rotary clubs worldwide. It’s made up of more than 33,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. The members of these autonomous clubs are called Rotarians, and they form a global network of 1.2 million business and professional leaders, all volunteering their time and talents to serve their communities and the world. Individual Rotary clubs, in turn, belong to the global association called Rotary International. Find out more about Rotary’s history and structure at www.rotary.org.

How do I become a member of The Rotary Club of Syracuse, Inc.?

Individuals must be sponsored or proposed for membership into the Club by a current member in good standing of The Rotary Club of Syracuse, Inc. 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 .

For additional attendance information, see article 9 of the Standard Rotary Club Constitution .

How much are dues?

As a member of The Rotary Club of Syracuse, Inc., 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.

 

Have you been invited to join Syracuse Rotary?

The Four Way Test

From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. Taylor later served as Rotary International President.

This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all company relations with dealers and customers. His staff put the 'test' into practice and the survival of the company is credited to the simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions:

Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

The Four-Way Test has captured the imaginations of generations of Rotarians as a simple test to help ensure we are living up to the standard established by the Second Object of Rotary. The Objects of Rotary are the guiding principles of the Rotary movement, and how we as Rotarians try to live our lives. The second Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster:

High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his occupation as an opportunity to serve society.

PRESIDENT: ROBERT SHERBURNE  |  VICE PRESIDENT: MARYLIN GALIMI  |  SECRETARY: MICHAEL GEORGE  |  TREASURER: DANIEL MORROW

© 2017 THE ROTARY CLUB OF SYRACUSE. INC.  |   WWW.SYRACUSEROTARY.ORG  |  INFO@SYRACUSEROTARY.ORG

PRESIDENT: ROBERT SHERBURNE  |  VICE PRESIDENT: MARYLIN GALIMI  |  SECRETARY: MICHAEL GEORGE  |  TREASURER: DANIEL MORROW

© 2017 THE ROTARY CLUB OF SYRACUSE. INC.  |   WWW.SYRACUSEROTARY.ORG  |  INFO@SYRACUSEROTARY.ORG