Club Membership

Membership Inquiry

Our club is actively seeking new members who believe in the Rotary principle of “service above self,” who are members of the local community and are willing to commit to fully participate in our club. That includes regularly attending our meetings and demonstrating a willingness to act according to the Rotary Four-Way Test in all personal, professional and community activities.

If you are interested in finding out more about our club and how to join, please submit an inquiry through our Contact us page and someone will get back you shortly.

Go to Contact form.

Propose a new member

Active members of our club can propose a new member by downloading and completing the the new-member proposal form. The form, and a checklist, explain how to initiate the process.

NEW Member Checklist & Proposal Form

Our club brochure

This brochure, downloadable in PDF format, explains the basics about our club and about Rotary.

Wilmington Rotary Club brochure

Why Rotary?

The video below, from Rotary International, provides a succinct answer to questions about the benefits of membership, and what Rotary stands for world-wide.


 For more information, go to Rotary International website.

 

Why not Rotary?

Frankly, we have encountered more than one person who has an outdated or unrealistic idea of what Rotary is all about. There's no question that some still consider Rotary to be an "old boys'" club, and that has deterred them from learning more or getting involved. But in fact Rotary is a diverse world-wide movement, and our club has benefited immensely from the addition of women to both its membership and its leadership. (For a historical perspective on our club's diversity, see an article about Seeking Diversity.) Then there is the false perception that we're one of those "secret-handshake" outfits.

So we'd like to give the lie to all those false notions, and also emphasize how the inclusion of women in the ranks of Rotarians in the past 30 years has enhanced both our mission and our membership recruiting. The following video shows you everything that becoming a Rotarian is NOT.