Many of the traditional rules and requirements that Rotary clubs have had historically, such as weekly meetings, attendance requirements, morning or lunch meetings, traditional classifications, and high costs, have limited who is able or willing to join. When we join together different perspectives and backgrounds, professions and areas of expertise, talents and resources, we can see challenges in new ways and identify creative solutions.

Any Rotary club wishing to try a new approach can do so by amending its bylaws as permitted by the Standard Rotary Club Constitution. But clubs can also continue to follow their current requirements for meetings, attendance, structure, and categories of membership. Have a conversation with your club members to determine whether flexible options can help to address your club’s membership needs.

Meeting format

Meeting frequency and attendance

Membership types

Club models