How to get involved
New members are welcome at Modesto Rotary Club. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and sponsorship by a current club member in good standing. If you are interested in joining Modesto Rotary Club and don’t know a Rotarian, please contact us at (209) 578-9999.
Those considering membership in Modesto Rotary Club should attend a meeting at the invitation of a member. This important first step introduces potential members to Rotarians and provides a first-hand look at club projects and activities.
When invited to join, the candidate receives an application package that explains dues, contributions to the Club’s fundraising campaigns, the responsibilities and expectations of membership, along with other information about Rotary International and Modesto Rotary Club.
The candidate submits their application, which is reviewed by the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors for approval. Once approved, the Club office notifies the new member sponsor and invites the new member to complete the process, including payment of initiation fees and dues and participation in the club orientation. Upon completion of this process, the new member is formally introduced to the membership by the President and their Sponsor at a regular Tuesday lunch meeting.
When new members join Modesto Rotary Club, they are automatically enrolled in the COG Committee, which is an orientation program to help them assimilate into the club and learn about activities, committees and programs. The COG Committee meets once a month. The Club requires that new members participate in at least eight COG meetings during their first 16 months of membership.