Why Should I Join Rotary

  • Friendship: In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship. It is one of two reasons why Rotary began in 1905.
  • Networking: The second original reason for Rotary’s beginning was business development. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of every business community. Its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help each other and collectively help others.
  • Personal Growth and Development: Membership in Rotary continues one’s growth and education in human relations and personal development.
  • Leadership Development: Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people. Serving in Rotary positions is like a college education. Leadership: learning how to motivate, influence, and lead leaders.
  • 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.
  • Continuing Education: Each week at Rotary there is a program designed to keep one informed about what is going on in the community, nation, and world. Each meeting provides an opportunity to listen to different speakers and a variety of timely topics.
  • Fun: Rotary is fun, a lot of fun. Each meeting is fun. The club projects are fun. Social activities are fun. The service is fun.
  • Public Speaking Skills: Many individuals who joined Rotary were afraid to speak in public. Rotary develops confidence and skill in public communication and the opportunity to practice and perfect these skills.
  • Citizenship in the World: Every Rotarian wears a pin that says “Rotary International.” There are few places on the globe that do not have a Rotary club. Every Rotarian is welcome – even encouraged – to attend any of the 32,000 clubs in 194 nations and geographical regions. This means instant friends in both one’s own community and in the world community.
  • The Development of Social Skills: Every week and at various events and functions, Rotary develops one’s personality, social skills and people skills. Rotary is for people who like people.

How Do I join Charlotte Rotary

Membership is by invitation only. We invite you to first review the information on this page and on the “More Info” link below to see if Rotary fits with your beliefs and goals. And if it does, we would invite you to meet with a member of the membership committee. To arrange a discussion or meeting, please click here.

There are expectations to being a member of our club. For more information about expectations, please have a conversation with your sponsor.

If you are interested in pursuing membership in the Rotary Club of Charlotte, the following information will tell you more about membership criteria and other information. Learn More

Club Leaders

Edwin B. Peacock, III

Kim D. Brattain

John Cantrell

Craig Field

Bill Gill
Sargent at Arms

Christine Marie Cipriano
Club Executive Secretary

Patrick Baker
Club Director

William Bangle Barnhardt
Club Director

Linwood Bolles
Club Director

Glenn E. Bouley
Club Director

Terri DeBoo
Club Director

Andy Dinkin
Club Director

Margaret R. Donovan
Club Director

Donna Dunlap
Club Director

Joel Ford
Club Director

David Head
Club Director

Laura L. Little
Club Director

Mark C. Norman
Club Director

Diego Ramon
Club Director

Robert R. Shaw
Club Director

William J. Bradley
Immediate Past President