Not everyone has the time to be a member of the Youngtown Rotary Club and we understand that. While meetings last for only two hours per week it isn't always possible to attend. We also understand that not everyone wants to have to go out for a dinner every week. So, like every good Rotarian, we have a solution. We have designed our Friends of Rotary (FoR) club.
Why have we done this? Simple answer is like all service clubs we are only as good as our membership base. By having a FoR club, we have access to people who believe in our ideals but don't have the time right now to commit to a full membership,
What is the time commitment? As already stated we know time is important so as a Youngtown Rotary FoR club member we have two options: 1. a catch up once a month on a Saturday morning for a coffee and chat; or 2. after work drink and chat in a local bar on the last Thursday of the month. Both options are open to all FoR members and an email or text to say you are attending is all that is required. These 'meetings' are so that we can keep you up to date with what the Youngtown Rotary Club are doing and invite you to attend.
What does this type of membership mean? It means you can come along and assist us at any event we run from a BBQ at Bunnings, Our Soggy Bottom Cardboard Box Boat Regatta, help at AGFEST or the Creating My Career day and everything in between. For all intense and purposes, you are a full Rotarian for these days.
I don't run a business or live in Youngtown, can I still join? Short answer again is yes. We have members who live all over Launceston and surrounding areas. it is also a common misconception that you have to own or run a business to be in Rotary, this is not the case. You should be a well regarded person who believes in the ideals of Rotary. Everyone has different skills and as a club we all benefit by working together. Rotary is also open to both men and women.
What are the limitations? You will not be able to vote on club matters and will not be able to hold any board positions. That's it.
What is the cost? Full membership to the Youngtown Rotary Club is currently $140 per annum. As a FoR club member the membership cost is $25 per annum. Meals and costs of other social activities to be paid for at the same rate as members.
What do I get? For this you receive the weekly club bulletin (emailed), are covered by Rotary Insurance and are invited to attend one free Youngtown Rotary club dinner per year (the changeover and Christmas dinner is not included for free). Friends of Rotary are welcome to atend any normal meeting or visits the Youngtown Rotary Club may undertake. You may also chose to purchase a Youngtown Rotary shirt for when you are representing the club at events.
How do I join? It couldn't be easier. There is a process we need to go through in order to have you proposed for membership so to start just Click here to send us an email and we will take it from there. If you have any other questions or would just like to chat to a member, again send us an email and we will find a time that suits to answer all of your questions. We look forward to welcoming you to being a part of the Youngtown Friend of Rotary Club. Contact us today.
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