Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization. Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders who volunteer their time and talent to further the Rotary motto, Service Above Self. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.
Become a Member of the Rotary Club of Hamilton
Welcome! As a potential new member, you’ll get a chance to become more involved in your community and to provide aid to other parts of the world through the opportunities that the Rotary Club of Hamilton and Rotary International offer.
Long-time Rotarians agree that involvement is key to getting the most out of membership. Volunteer to serve on a committee that meets your interests, be a greeter for weekly club meetings, or to join a service project team. These activities will help you get to know your fellow club members and better understand the work of Rotary.
If you’d like to become a member of Rotary or know someone that you feel would be a great representation of our club, please feel free to download the Application Form, fill it in and send back to our members committee, Heather Moroz, John Clinton, and Lisa Legacy.
In our Local and International Community……
Our Local Community
- Literacy & Nutrition programs in the Wever Community Hub
- Support “Out of the Cold Project”
- Summer Camp
- Adopt-a-Park program at Jackie Washington Rotary Park
Our International Community
- Polio Eradication – Polio Plus Campaign
- The Salem India Literacy Project
- Shelterbox – Disaster Relief
- Ambassadorial Scholarships
- Youth Exchange Program
- Rotary World Peace Fellowships
“The extraordinary dedication of Rotary members has played a critical role in bringing polio to the brink of eradication,” says Bill Gates, cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “Eradicating polio will be one of the most significant public health accomplishments in history, and we are committed to helping reach that goal.” -Bill Gates Founder Microsoft
The Rotary Club of Hamilton’s first meeting was held in the Private Dining Room at Fong Young’s Cafe 26 King William Street Hamilton on Thursday June 26th, 1913 at 1.10 p.m. in the afternoon. The Hamilton Club became the 3rd Rotary Club in Canada and the 82nd Club chartered by Rotary International. Today the Rotary Club of Hamilton meets at the prestigious Art Gallery of Hamilton. As Hamilton’s oldest and largest club our vision is to “Engaging the Hamilton community to enable children and youth, locally and internationally, to reach their full potential”
Take the opportunity to Network, Make Friends, Serve our Community and have Fun!
No secret handshake…
no funny hat to wear!
Rotary Club of Hamilton
Meets Thursdays at Noon
At the Art Gallery of Hamilton
Please join us for lunch, a great speaker and
Make a difference in our community!
For more information about the process to being considered as a member,