|What would be expected of me if I become a Rotarian?
Membership in the Martinsville Rotary Club is by invitation. We seek people who want to give back to the community, and who will be active in the initiatives and activities of the Club. Members either reside or work in the Greater Martinsville area and are encouraged to regularly attend the weekly meetings, and to live by the Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do:
How Does the Membership Process Work?
Please join us as a guest at one of our club meetings or at one of our events to learn more about our club and our membership. You must have a sponsor, who is a member of the club in good standing submit your name to board. The board shall ensure that the proposal meets all the membership requirements of the club by-laws and approve or disapprove the proposal within 30 days of its submission, and shall notify the proposing member, through the club secretary, of its decision.
The traditional model of membership is the Individual Membership where a single individual makes a commitment to join the the Club. We also offer Corporate Memberships, which allows for more flexibility. In this model, one member of a business joins as the primary members, but up to two alternate members can be designated to attend meetings in case of the primary member’s absence. For more detail on individual vs. institutional membership, please see Article X of our Bylaws.
What are the Financial Obligations?
Additionally, Rotary’s efforts worldwide meet the diverse needs of families and communities across the globe through six focus areas: Conflict resolution, disease prevention, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, education and literacy, and economic development. Funding to support these efforts comes through annual contributions from our members toward the Rotary International Foundation. Every Rotarian is requested and encouraged to contribute in some way to the Foundation on an annual basis. Every Rotarian Every Year.