How to Join
There’s something that all Rotary club members have in common: We take action. As community volunteers, we reach out to neighbors in need. We build, support, and organize. We save lives. We work locally and globally.
Around the world and around the corner, the 1.2 million men and women of Rotary:
- Get involved in their communities
- Connect with other professionals
- Share their time and experience with young people
- Support global causes, such as eradicating polio
- Use their skills to help others
Whether you’re a veteran volunteer or new to community service, we’re looking for people like you. Discover the benefits of joining Rotary.
Maybe you’ve seen a need in your own community and wondered how you could help. Maybe you want to use your professional skills to help others — or even learn new skills. Maybe you’re seeking connections with other service-minded professionals in your community or abroad.
Whatever your reason, joining Rotary can help you achieve these goals, and so much more.
Rotary club members are men and women of all ages and professional backgrounds who use their talents, skills, and energy to improve the lives of people in communities at home and around the world.
Membership in Rotary has many benefits extending beyond participating in one of the world’s largest service organizations. You will further develop your local network, as well as hear from business leaders, service professionals and scholars on a weekly basis.
Click here to read the Cape West Rotary Bylaws
What does it cost to be a member?
- Quarterly Dues $37
- Weekly meals every Thursday at noon $8
- To become a Sustaining Member, donate $100 per year to Rotary Foundation
- To become a Double Sustaining Member, donate $200 per year to Rotary Foundation
- Paul Harris Member is awarded when your donations added together total $1,000
The goal is to become a multiple Paul Harris member. The Paul Harris Society Members pledge and give $1000 per year, every year. Benefactors and Bequest Society benefit the Permanent Fund.
The “Red Badge Program” is a mentoring system used during the new rotarian’s first year of membership. This program will teach the new member about Rotary and help them participate in club activities. New members have the same level of participation as any member, and are encouraged to become involved in service, club fundraisers and social events.
Cape West Rotary is awarded the Century Club pin each year for achieving donations that average over $100 per member per year to the Rotary Foundation.
Interested in membership? You can fill out a referral form by using the form below or submitting the pdf version to PO BOX 983, Cape Girardeau MO 63702-0983. Thanks for your interest!
Online Membership Form
PDF Membership Form