Why Join Rotary?

No Secret Handshake, No Funny Hat to Wear. the desire to make a positive difference in our local & international community. As the world’s first service club Rotary International has more than 1.2 million business, professional and community leaders who volunteer their time, talent and treasure to further Rotary’s motto Service Above Self.

The Rotary Club of Hamilton is Hamilton’s original Rotary Club founded in 1913. Members in the Rotary Club of Hamilton meet weekly to network, enjoy fellowship and hear from a speaker. The Business Lunch is back!

In addition Rotarians raise funds to support local and international projects, conduct hands on service projects that make a difference in the lives of children, youth and families.

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Your time, energy, and passion to improve your world & community are all you need to get involved in Rotary. You should be a member of the Rotary Club of Hamilton

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

Rotary Club of Hamilton Announces NEW Membership Categories!

The Rotary Club of Hamilton has several Membership Categories. Click on the categories below to see which one fits you!

Rotarian – All the benefits and privileges of full membership. 

Organization Multi-Member – This corporate style membership allows for up to 3 members from one organization. A great opportunity for senior management and mentoring young professionals within your organization

Friend of Rotary – A non-member, but a great way to still be connected to Rotary and be part of our community service projects.

Come visit one of our meetings, attend a fundraiser or volunteer to help with one of our service projects. What better way to experience Rotary than being part of it! No secret handshake, no hat, and no secret code. 

The Original Rotary Club of Hamilton

In our Local and International Community……

Our Local Community

  • Literacy, Nutrition & After School Programs in the Wever Community Hub
  • Support “Out of the Cold Project”
  • Summer Camp – Rotary Summer Literacy
  • Adopt-a-Park program at Jackie Washington Rotary Park & TB McQueston
  • junior Achievement
  • A Book for Every Child

Our International Community

  • Polio Eradication – Polio Plus Campaign
  • Liberian Learning Centre
  • Shelterbox – Disaster Relief 
  • Ukrainian Crisis Support
  • 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, co-chair 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. The Rotary Club of Hamilton met for a number of years at the prestigious Art Gallery of Hamilton. In the 2019-20 Rotary year the Rotary Club of Hamilton Mountain merged with the Rotary Club of Hamilton. Our new meeting location is the Hungry Traveler Restaurant located in the Visitor’s Inn Hotel.

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!

Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back. Through our regular meetings and events you’ll:

  • help support literacy, children & youth, and poverty reduction causes
  • Connect with other leaders who are changing the world
  • Expand your leadership and professional skills
  • Catch up with good friends and meet new ones

Rotary Club of Hamilton Meetings:

We traditionally meet every Thursday at Noon with the exception of the first Thursday of each month. Our Rotary @ Noon meetings are lunch meetings and offer a hybrid and virtual meeting opportunities. We do have special summer meetings schedule and do meet off-site. Check our calendar for meeting even

We traditionally meet every Thursday at Noon with the exception of the first Thursday of each month. Our Rotary @ Noon meetings are lunch meetings and offer a hybrid and virtual meeting opportunities. We do have special summer meetings schedule and do meet off-site. Check our calendar for meeting events and locations. Email us for the link if you would like to join our meeting admin@rotaryclubhamilton.ca  

Our new meeting location is
McMaster Innovation Park
175 Longwood Rd S,
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1

Please join us for lunch, a great speaker and networking!
Make a difference in our community!

For more information about the process to being considered as a member, contact:

Rotary Club of Hamilton
E-mail: admin@rotaryclubhamilton.ca

Please donate to the Sunshine foundation.  100% proceeds go back to our local community kids and you get a tax receipt!

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