[Name]  _______________________
you have been chosen for membership of the
Rotary Club of __________________________
because of your standing in your vocation and in the community and because of your personal qualities which we believe will make you a good Rotarian.
By joining the Rotary Club of _________________________, you become part of a world-wide organisation of business and professional leaders, united in fellowship to provide humanitarian service, to encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and to create goodwill and achieve peace throughout the world.
We accept you as a member because we believe you will adopt these high principles of Rotary as your own, and that you will do everything you can to fulfil your membership obligations as these become better known to you.
There are, of course, many privileges of membership and I think you will quickly find that one of the most important of these will be your regular enjoyment of the friendship of like-minded individuals in an egalitarian atmosphere, not only in this Club, but anywhere Rotarians gather.
Your proposer, Rotarian ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________
will now present you with your Rotary lapel pin, which should be worn at all times.
This will identify you as a Rotarian and will assure you of a warm welcome in 36,913 Rotary Clubs in over 200 Countries*; also your Name Badge that also includes your classification.
This is important as it signifies the vocation you represent to which you are an ambassador to Rotary.
we expect much from you in the way of fellowship and Rotary service and we in turn pledge to make you welcome in the Club and to assist you to grow in Rotary knowledge. I ask you to contact me personally if you experience challenges in your assimilation into the Club or if you believe you possess talents, of value to Rotary that we are overlooking.
It is with pleasure that I now extend to you the right hand of Rotary fellowship & give you a hearty welcome as a member of the Rotary Club of ­­­­­­­­­­­­­__________________________
Rotarians, would you now rise. I present to you our new member, Rotarian____________ to be known as ___________
Would you please make yourself known to ________________
at the first possible opportunity to confirm in person this welcome and now ask you to support by acclamation.
*RDU October  2022