This web page is dedicated to helping new and prospective members learn the basics of Rotary International, The Rotary Foundation and the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor. Current members may also benefit from it as a ready resource.
This page is intended to be an enduring, and up-to-date, companion to the information presented to new members during their formal orientation session. Persons with a possible interest in becoming a Rotarian can review these resources in order to be better informed before contacting the club’s Executive Director to ask questions or discuss the next step. Sponsors can use this page in discussion with prospective members before proceeding to Membership Guidelines and Recommend a Member.
Upon induction, new members will be given login credentials. These will allow access to additional areas of the club website. New members will also receive assistance in registering on the websites of the district and Rotary International.
If you see anything on this page that needs to be corrected or updated or if you know of some worthwhile information that is missing, please contact our Executive Director.
Please use the links below to learn more about each individual item:
The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor
The club has over 300 members who live and/or work in the Ann Arbor area. The Ann Arbor Rotary Foundation is the Club’s charitable arm.
- Welcome to Membership
- New Member Orientation Slides (October 2018)
- Policy on Attendance and Engagement
- The Harpoon is the club’s weekly newsletter. Want to subscribe? Ask our Executive Director to add you to the mailing list.
- Membership Directory. Ask our Executive Director to send you a PDF of the latest club directory.
- Club Leadership Roster (July 2018)
- Committee Profiles (October 2018)
- Rotary-related acronyms
- Checklist for New Members
- How to recommend a new member
- “Bite-Size” Job Opportunities within the Club (February 2018)
- Rotary Club of Ann Arbor’s Facebook page
- 2017-2018 Rotary Club of Ann Arbor Annual Report
- 2017 Ann Arbor Rotary Foundation Brochure
- The Club’s Centennial Project
- The Club’s Annual Golf & Tennis Outing
Rotary District 6380
Our club is one of 535 districts worldwide and includes a total of 52 clubs in Washtenaw, Livingston and Oakland counties in Michigan and Chatham and Kent counties in Ontario.
Rotary International (RI)
Our club is one of 35,000 clubs worldwide with a total of 1.2 million members. Our club is about number 30 on the list in terms of membership.
- Rotary International (RI) Home Page (website)
- RI’s Member Center (website)
- “This is Rotary” (four minute video)
- “What is Rotary” (funny video – three minutes)
- “People of Action” (two minute video)
- Current year’s theme (link)
- Annual Report (link)
- Club Finder (link)
- How to create your “My Rotary” account (.pdf document). FAQ document
- Rotary Regional Coordinators (link to brochure)
The Rotary Foundation (TRF)
TRF is the charitable arm of Rotary International. The key goal among a wide range of projects is the eradication of polio.