Become A Member of Melissa Rotary Club!


Step One - Apply

At club meetings in communities across the globe, our people of action come together to strengthen their connections to friends and neighbors and their commitment to improving lives.  We’re looking for people who want to give back to their communities.
To Apply for Membership:
  • Complete this application for membership. 
  • Submit the completed application to either your Sponsor, or to
  • Schedule a “Meeting with the Presidents” so that you can learn about the Melissa Rotary Club and they can get to know your interests and background.
  • Obtain the “Red Badge Checklist” at the Meeting with the Presidents
  • Attend 3 meetings.

Step Two - New Member Orientation – Red Badge Program 

This program is designed for you to learn more about Rotary and for us, as a club, to learn more about you! We believe this helps you become more involved in the club and get the most out of your membership. Keep your Sponsor and Membership Chair involved on the status of your progress as you work through this program. 
Recommend doing any 3 of the action items listed below
  • Give a classification talk to the club
  • Join a committee within the club
  • Participate in a service project
  • Participate in a fundraiser
  • Be a Greeter for 3 weeks
  • Attend a Board of Directors meeting
  • Arrange a meeting with 2 members in their work place.
In addition to working through the 3 items of your choice, you will also work with your Membership Sponsor and our Club Membership Chair to set up orientation meetings where you will have the opportunity to find out more about the Club and where you best fit in the Club programs and activities.

Step Three - Installation – Blue Badge

  • Applicant’s information is sent to the members of the Club for their comments for response within 48 hours.
  • Officers of the Club are notified.
  • Prospective member is set up in ClubRunner
  • Prospective member reports Red Badge actions to Sponsor to obtain Club Red Badge.
  • Prospective member submits first installment of dues to the Club Treasurer ($100/6 months or $200 for the year). This will be applied to the following January or July payment closest to your completion date.
  • Get the Blue Badge checklist completed.
The Membership Director will then work with you and your Club President to schedule your installation as an OFFICIAL Member of The Melissa Rotary Club and Rotary International!

Obligations of Membership

The Rotary year is from July-June
Annual Dues $200
Dues may be paid in full by June 1st each year or can be broken down into two semi-annual payments paid by June 1st and January 1st. 
Rotary International Foundation: $100/year Voluntary Donation
We encourage all members to support the Rotary Foundation each year with a $100/year gift. Many of our members set up a $10/month or $85/month (towards a Paul Harris Fellow award) on an automatic giving schedule by clicking this link and selecting the DONATE NOW button.
Active involvement in the Club service and projects
 Through regular attendance and Club communications (bulletins, emails, social media, calendars) you will be able to choose the areas you would like to be actively involved in the Melissa Rotary Club programs and service.

Attendance -

Melissa Rotary encourages all members to attend meetings to stay connected with Club members and activities. Participation in committee meetings, service projects and makeup meetings are all credited towards your attendance. Many Rotarians strive for 100% attendance and with the ability to earn makeup meetings (often attending other Rotary clubs while on travel or locally) this is also an attainable goal.  

Rotarian Transfer - 

Rotarians move, change jobs, and occasionally just need to find a new Club to call home! Our Club has several members that started their Rotary membership in a different club and for a variety of reasons have transferred their membership into the Melissa Rotary Club. For our Transfer Members our process requires you to fill out the Membership Application and then work with our Membership Chair and Club Secretary to make sure that we facilitate that transfer and give you the opportunity to retain your history and data with MyRotary! We also encourage our Transfer Members to complete 3 of the New Member Action Items and also coordinate with the Membership Chair an opportunity to attend a “Meeting with the Presidents” so that they can also learn about the Melissa Rotary Club and they can get to know their interests and background.