How To Join

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Who can join Rotaract?

Membership is open to all men and women aged between 18 and 30. There is no restriction on race, gender, vocation, religion, political beliefs, etc. Rotaract is a truly non-sectarian service organisation that welcomes everyone.

We are happy for 17 year olds to check us out with a view of joining once you turn 18. We are unable to accept anyone for membership over 30 years of age; we recommend you instead look up your local Rotary club.

What does it cost to join Rotaract?
South Perth's yearly membership fee is $50. This money is used to produce & post bulletins and flyers, purchase gifts for guest speakers, provide special badges and files for the club Board members to fulfill their roles and meet any publicity costs etc. Upon joining, new members receive a club shirt and badge.

How do I start getting involved?
The first thing to do is find a Rotaract club that suits you. It is a good idea to try out a few different clubs to get a feel for what they are like, since each club runs their meetings differently, and they might have different areas they focus on and different interests. 

If you would like to try out the Rotaract Club of South Perth, have a look at where we meet.

What can I expect at a Rotaract meeting?
You will meet a friendly group of people at a meeting that will last 1-1.5 hours. The meeting will largely comprise of an "information exchange" session where you can find out what events and volunteering opportunities are taking place. It is a good idea to bring along a pen and your diary.

How do I apply to become a member?
After you have been to a few meetings, someone in the club - either the President or Membership Officer - will ask you if you are interested in becoming a member. You will receive an email asking you to fill in a membership form and make the membership payment. A membership induction will be arranged at a future meeting.

Do I need to be a member to take part in the activities?

No, you do not. However, if you attend meetings and projects regularly, you should become a member. The more full paying members we have, the more we can keep our costs down. If you cannot make the 60% attendance requirement to become a member, but would still like to be involved, please discuss your situation with the club. We may be able to make you an Honorary Member or a "Friend of Rotaract", depending on the circumstances.

Do I need to attend every meeting and project?

No you do not, however you need to maintain 60% attendance at meetings in order to remain a member of Rotaract. 

If you can't attend a club meeting, you can "make it up" by attending one of the following activities in the 2 weeks either side of the meeting you miss:

  • a project of our club
  • a social event of our club
  • a committee meeting of one of our projects
  • a club meeting of another Rotaract club, anywhere in the world
  • a club meeting of a Rotary club, anywhere in the world