Membership in Rotary 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.
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 Satellite Club of Alexandra Headland – Sunshine Coast Passport, it’s simple. The first step is to complete the online application form for consideration by our Board.
Once approved, membership and joining fees will become payable.
Membership fees for the 2021-22 year are set at $30 a month which is payable monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or yearly as you choose. If you are under 30 years of age and need assistance with your fees, please contact us to discuss.
From your membership fee, we pay external dues half-yearly to cover the club’s membership of Rotary International and of our Rotary District which includes insurance. External dues total about $24 a month (paid half-yearly) and the balance of your fee supports the cub’s communication and other costs.
The Joining Fee of $80 is payable in the first year of membership.
Fees are reviewed annually.
There are no other costs such as meeting fees, meals, fines etc. You may care to have a coffee or snack at your cost during our in person meetings but that is purely optional.
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