To join, you must have a sponsor. Your sponsor will invite you a lunch meeting where you can meet other Rotarians and experience a Rotary meeting. For more information about attending a lunch meeting, please click here.
Your Sponsor will ask you to complete a prospective Member Application and return it, along with the initiation fee, to the Rotary Office. Upon receipt, you will be notified by email. The Application will be submitted to the Membership Committee for consideration at their regular meeting on the 1st Thursday of every month. The name of the proposed member will be submitted to the general membership in our weekly Club newsletter. If no objections are received, the application is submitted to the Board for its approval at its regular meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Upon approval, the new member will be notified immediately. As soon as scheduling allows, the new member will be introduced to the Club by their sponsor during a regular Thursday Club lunch meeting. At this meeting, you will receive a New Member Packet with information about the Club, as well as your Red name badge.
The Rotary Club of Denver is committed to help new members find their place in the Rotary World, availing all aspects of service to better the world around us. Our Clubâ€™s New Member Orientation is in three parts: (1) an evening social gathering (with spouse/partner) with your â€śNew Member Classâ€ť; (2) an Ambassador (or your sponsor) will meet with you and help you a) get engaged in our Clubâ€™s programs/committees (including three recommended Committee visitations), b) understand Club operations, and c) recognize our Club expectations of you; and (3) a meeting with a Past President or other Club Leadership.
The Rotary Club of Denver meets each Thursday in downtown Denver at the Denver Athletic Club, 4th Floor Grand Ballroom, 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver 80204. The meeting is a luncheon from 11:45 to 1:00 p.m. Occasionally, we will meet offsite at another location.
Members of Denver Rotary must pay quarterly dues which includes dues to our Rotary district and Rotary International. As members are expected to attend our weekly Club meetings, the cost of these lunches are also included in the memberâ€™s dues. In addition, each member is encouraged to give a minimum of $100 each year to both the Denver Rotary Club Foundation and The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, as well as support our annual Branch Rickey Award fundraiser with their time, silent auction donations and/or purchasing an event ticket. In August, members can get involved in our annual Peach Sale by helping on pick-up day or selling/purchasing boxes of peaches. Club members are also expected to participate in local or international Rotary Club activities or projects.
To remain in good standing, a 50% attendance record is expected. Meetings missed are easy to make up. Attendance at a regularly scheduled committee meetings, board meetings, new member orientations, Club social functions all count as a meeting. Additionally, you make up a missed meeting by attending other Rotary Club meetings two weeks prior or two weeks after a missed meeting.