If you believe that civic participation is an essential element in the life of a well-rounded business leader, please consider becoming a candidate for membership in the Athol Orange Rotary club and connect with like-minded leaders.

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Why consider a membership in the Athol Orange Area Rotary Club?

With a global network of over 1.3 million community volunteers, Rotary members are business, professional, and community leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Over 33,000 local Rotary clubs worldwide in more than 200 countries and geographical areas initiate service projects to address today’s challenges, including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns. Rotary International’s major initiative is PolioPlus, an ambitious program to immunize the world’s children against polio in partnership with the Gates Foundation, World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF.


Why consider membership
in the Athol Orange Rotary club?

Our club includes some of the town’s well known civic, business and community leaders who meet weekly for fellowship and service. Since 1911, San Diego Rotary has been providing San Diego’s leadership with an opportunity to connect with others toward the common goal of improving the community in which we work and live, as well as the world beyond. Projects include:

Humanity Home

Building a habitat for humanity home

Nutritious Food

Providing food insecure households with nutritious food via the Backpack Program

Lifeline Services

Offering Phillips Lifeline Services to those in need


Still Have Some Lingering Questions About Becoming a Rotarian?

We have found that many of the questions below are often on the minds of prospective members. Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Mark Ellis, Director of Membership of the Athol Orange Rotary.

What kind of commitment do I need to make to attend meetings?

We ask that you prioritize your schedule to strive to meet a 50% attendance level during the year. We realize our members have many priorities in their lives and understand everyone has periods when their attendance raises and subtracts.

How often does your Rotary club meet?

Our club meetings are held every Monday from 12:15 to 1:45.

May I solicit the membership for business if I become a member?

Although you will receive a listing of our membership on an annual basis and the ability to electronically find their contact information, the member information shall not be used for the purpose of solicitation for non-club purposes nor shared with non-members. The expectation is that you will personally make an effort to connect and engage with our membership during our weekly meetings and other events during the year.

May I promote my business in the club?

There are several opportunities to highlight your business which include sponsoring a table at our yearly auction and having a moment to briefly mention something about a special event, or special promotion. You may also use this opportunity to put flyers on the tables to reinforce your message, and of course your chance to network face to face each week at the meetings! In addition, the Rotary district now has a Rotary Business Networking series which meets twice a month.

What are the costs of being a member of your club?

Annual dues and you or your business will be responsible to pay for lunches and fundraising activities.