There are different ways that you can be a member of Doncaster Rotary…….
Be an Individual Member
An individual members aims to attend the meetings Mondays, enjoying fellowship, business, and serving on the committees which further the cause. A potential member is normally invited to join Rotary through an existing member.
Be a member of our Satellite Committee
A dynamic group of members from around Doncaster who meet once a month and head up their own projects, under the wing of and with the valuable help of long-standing members of the club. They achieve much of their work between meetings by using digital methods.
Be a Corporate Member
A membership that adds value and respect to your company – a lead Member from within your organisation and up to four other members of your staff who can all attend meetings to represent the company. We have Corporate members who attend our regular Monday meetings, and also others who work mostly with the Satellite group, meeting once a month. It’s a way to fulfil ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ – to put something back into the community.
Be a Family Member
Join as a couple. The first member pays the full annual subscription of £125 and the second member pays the per capita fee plus a small administrative charge (this year equating to £75).
Not quite sure? Want to know more?
Be an Associate Member
You pay no fees but can attend any meeting for up to 12 months. At the end of that time (or earlier) you can opt to join or just walk away.
Be a ‘Friend of Rotary’
Alternatively, you can be a ‘Friend of Rotary’. You can come along and join in with our events and social activities without attending our club meetings.
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Our club member Alicia Reade attended the conference in Manchester where Abbey Booker, was presented with her Rotary Young Citizen Award. Watch the video above to see Alicia’s personal and unique experiences at the Rotary conference in Manchester.
[su_box title=”Meetings” style=”bubbles”]We meet at The Earl Of Doncaster Hotel, Bennetthorpe, Doncaster, DN2 6AD. Tel: 01302 361371. We usually meet at 12pm for 12.30pm, with some meetings throughout the year being in the evenings so that partners of our members and also potential members can attend. Please contact us for more information if you would like to come along.
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In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs; the need for friends and fellowship. It is one of the two reasons why Rotary began in 1905.
2. Business Development
The second original reason for Rotary’s beginning. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of every business community. Its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help one another, and collectively help others.
3. Personal Growth and Development
Membership in Rotary continues one’s growth and education in human relationship and personal development.
4. Leadership Development
Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people. Serving in Rotary positions is like a college education in Leadership: learning how to motivate, influence and develop leaders.
5. Citizenship in the Community
Membership in a Rotary club makes one a better community citizen. The average Rotary club consists of the most active citizens of any community.
6. Continuing Education
At each Rotary meeting, there is a programme designed to keep one informed as to what is going on in the community, nation and world via different speakers and different topics.
7. Fun (with a purpose)
Rotary is fun with a purpose – a lot of fun. Each meeting is fun; the club projects are fun; social activities are fun; and, service is fun.
8. Public Speaking Skills
Many an individual who joined Rotary was reluctant to speak in public. Rotary develops confidence and skill in public communication – and provides opportunity.
9. Citizenship in the World
Every Rotarian wears a pin that says: “Rotary International”. And every Rotarians is welcome – even encouraged to attend – at 33,000 clubs in 200+ nations and geographical regions. There are few places on the globe, which do not have a Rotary club. Instant friends in both one’s own community and in the world community of 1.2+ million Rotarians.
10. Assistance When Travelling
Because there are Rotary clubs everywhere, many a Rotarian who has needed a doctor, lawyer, hotel, dentist, advice, etc, while traveling has found same quickly through Rotary.
Every Rotary Club and District has parties and activities, which provide diversion in one’s business and social life. Rotary has conferences, conventions, assemblies (and an institute), which provide entertainment in addition to Rotary information, education and service.
12. The Development of Social Skills
At various events and functions, Rotary develops one’s personality, social and people skills. Rotary is for people who like people, or who want to – and who wish to help others.
13. Family Programmes
Rotary provides one of the world’s largest youth exchange programmes; high school and college clubs for future Rotarians; spouse clubs and programmes, and a host of activities designed to assist family members in growth and the development of family values.
14. Vocational Skills
Every Rotarian is expected to take a part in the growth and development of his or her own profession or vocation; to serve on committees and to teach youth about one’s job or vocation. Rotary helps to make one a better doctor, lawyer, teacher (or whatever one does for a living) etc.
15. The Development of Ethics
Rotarians practice a 4-Way Test which governs one’s ethical standards. Rotarians are expected to be ethical in business and personal relationships.
16. Cultural Awareness
Around the world, practically every religion, country, culture, race, creed, political persuasion, language, color and ethnic identity is found in Rotary. It is a cross-section of the world’s most prominent citizens from every background. Rotarians become aware of other cultures and learn to live and work with people everywhere. They become better citizens of their countries in the process.
Rotary members are often prominent people: leaders of business, the professions, art, government, sports, military, religion and all disciplines. Rotary is the oldest and most prestigious service club in the world. Its ranks include executives, managers, professionals; people who make decisions and influence policy. membership is by invitation – and not everyone is invited to join Rotary.
18. Nice People
Rotarians above all are nice people; the nicest people on the face of the earth. They are important people who adhere to the policy that while it is nice to be important, it is more important to be nice.
19. The Absence of ‘Offical Creed’
Rotary has no secret handshake, no secret policy, no official creed, no secret meetings or rituals. It is an open society – of men and women who simply believe in helping others.
20. The Opportunity to Serve
Rotary is a service club. Its business is mankind; its product is service. Rotarians provide community service – to both local and international communities. This is the best reason, perhap, for becoming a Rotarian; the chance to do something for somebody else. And to sense the self-fulfillment which comes in the process. And the return to one’s own life. Rotarians believe in “Service Above Self” – it is richly rewarding.
The Objects of Rotary
To develop friendship as a way of providing service in the community
Ensure high ethical standards in business and professional life
To recognise the value of all occupations
Provide service above self in personal business and community life
The advancement of international understanding goodwill and peace throughout the world
The Four Way Test
The Four Way Test is a central part of the Rotary structure throughout the world and is held as a standard by which all behaviour should be measured. The four guiding principles are:
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
Will it benefit all concerned?