Membership is personal, rather than being derived from a person’s business or organisation. All our members are ‘active’ and there is only one type of membership.
Rotary is non-denominational and non-political and encompasses a diverse membership base, including a range of ages, professionals, experiences, religions, races, cultures and networks. In particular, clubs are composed of adult members who exhibit good character, integrity and leadership and good business, professional and/or community reputation.
When you join Sunshine Coast Passport Rotary, you also join a worldwide Rotary family, who are united in fellowship to provide humanitarian service, to encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and to create goodwill and achieve peace throughout the world.
WOULD YOU MAKE A GREAT MEMBER?
YES – if:
- Have a passion for community service
- Want to volunteer with others dedicated to the Rotary cause
- Enjoy the flexibility offered by this form of Rotary
- Engage in service in ways that fit within your family, work and life commitments
- Have knowledge of local areas of need and need help to address the problem
- Have something you care about
- Want to make a difference in your community on the Sunshine Coast or elsewhere
- Wish to expand your leadership and professional skills
- Connect with people from all continents, cultures, and occupations
- Want to meet new friends
- Are prepared to volunteer productively
- Want to help others in any way you can
- Are driven and motivated
- Wish to develop your professional skills
- Want to mentor others
- Seek to serve the community with like-minded people, create friendships, and make business connections.
- Apply high ethical standards in your business or profession
- Advance international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service
- Are of good character, integrity, and leadership
- Possess a good reputation within your business, profession, and/or community
- Are willing to serve in your own community and around the world
- Can strive towards 30 hours a year in service
- Want to invest your time and energy in service
Not – if:
- You want a traditional meeting with speakers and a meal
- You do not want to focus on service projects, volunteering opportunities and ways to help others
- You only attend or join to advance your network
- You cannot contribute in a positive way
- You do not respect others in any way
- You do not apply high ethical standards in your business or profession
- You cannot be honest with our members
Sitting on the fence?
Sunshine Coast Passport Rotary helps busy people contribute to the community, but if you’re not sure if the club is for you, join our Facebook group and join when you’re ready!
Membership in Rotary is an honour and privilege that comes with obligations.
Rotary is a service organisation, in which its members are united through ‘Service above Self’ to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. The community will come to know and judge Rotary based on our members’ actions and ideals.
Costs of Investing in Service
If you decide to join the Rotary Club of Sunshine Coast Passport, it’s simple. The first step is to complete the online application form for consideration by our Board.
Once approved, membership fees will become payable.
|payable in instalments:|
- Active 1 – Rotaractor Students : Rotaractors & Past Rotaractors (aged 18 to 30) in full time education
- Joining fee* reduced to $50 for the first five Rotaractors to join in any one year, otherwise $80
- Active 2 – Rotaractors & Others Non-Students : Rotaractors & others in employment under age 30
- Concessional fees cease upon turning 30
- All membership fees are subject to annual review by the club’s Board
Expectation of members
In return the club’s expectation is for you to:
- Attend the meetings and events of this club when able
- Attend at least one club meeting a year – we do expect to meet twice monthly with an emphasis on discussion of service opportunities, flexibility and social ‘fellowship’, online, or at a time and place convenient to the majority of members
- For members under the age of 30 – Volunteer for at least twenty (20) hours of service a year
- For members 30 and over – Volunteer for at least thirty (30) hours of service a year