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The Rotary Membership Process

The Rotary Club of St. John's Northwest is composed of individuals who are passionate about community and international service.  Rotary members enjoy networking with like-minded professionals who are looking to provide their considerable talents and energies in the service of others. We are actively seeking new members.

Sponsorship by a Rotarian Friend or Colleague:

It all starts with attending one of our lunch meetings. If you already know one of our members, consider asking them about Rotary, and let them know of your interest in potentially joining the club. Once invited, come and listen to one of our great speakers, network with other members and find out more about our commitment to community.

Your Commitment to Rotary:

The amount of time you commit to Rotary is really up to you.  Although meeting attendance is flexible, you will get more from your Rotary experience when you engage with other members and participate on club committees and projects.

Once you are a member, at a minimum we expect that you will:

  • Strive to attend 50% of our club's weekly luncheon meetings, which take place on Tuesday's at the Holiday Inn, Portugal Cove Road or you can participate via Facebook Live.
  • Participate on club committees and service projects.
  • Pay annual club dues.
  • Propose new members.

If you do not know a Rotarian personally:

Rotary membership is by invitation. However, we are eager to welcome individuals who share similar goals. If you would like to become a member of our worldwide family and don't know a Rotarian personally, please fill in this form or contact:

Membership Recruitment Chair Kerry Hatfield:


The Membership Induction Process:

If, after attending three or more of our meetings, you decide that membership in the Rotary Club of St. John’s Northwest is right for you, the process to induction is as follows:

  • Your Rotary sponsor fills out a membership proposal application on your behalf and submits it to the Membership Recruitment Committee Chair.
  • A face-to-face interview is arranged with you and two members of the Membership Recruitment Committee.
  • The Committee will make a recommendation to the Club’s Board.
  • At its next meeting, the Board will review your application.
  • If approved, your name and a short bio are gazetted to all members who have seven days to provide feedback to the Membership Recruitment Committee.
  • Barring any legitimate objections, you and your sponsor will be contacted to arrange a date for your induction into our club.
  • You are inducted as a member of the Rotary Club of St. John’s Northwest and will receive your Rotary pin and RED button.
  • After 6 weeks, you will be assigned a Mentor, who will help you through the mentorship program and earning your BLUE button.

Your Commitment to Rotary

The amount of time you commit to Rotary is really up to you but at a minimum, you should be prepared to attend our weekly Tuesday luncheon meetings which are 1.5 hours long.

Once you are a member, you are expected to:

  • Attend 50% of our club’s weekly luncheon meetings, which take place on Tuesdays at the Holiday Inn, Portugal Cove Road.
  • Attend our evening Club Assemblies (usually three times annually).
  • Participate on Club committees and projects.
  • Propose new members!

The Benefits!

The benefits of being a member of Rotary are many:

  • You will be exposed to many opportunities for service to our community and to the world.  Please see the “What we do” tab on our home page.
  • You will be exposed to Networking opportunities with other business and community leaders.
  • You can attend any other Rotary club in the world as a visiting Rotarian.
  • We have lots of fun!  We usually have 3-4 club socials per year.


For more information about Rotary's work world-wide, please visit the Rotary International site.




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