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Rotary is 1.4 million passionate individuals in 46,000+ clubs worldwide. We are both an international organization and a local community leader. Together we lead change in our own backyards and across the world.
Meet Our Membership Committee
 
 
 
Richard (Rick) Brady, Rotary District 5890 Chief of Staff of the Membership Committee - Click here to email Richard
Abbie Engelstoft - Rotary District 5890 Membership Committee Co-Chair
Our Rotary District 5890 Membership Committee are outstanding people that are here to help you.
Rick and Abbie look forward to helping individuals exploring their options about finding a Rotary club that is the perfect fit and answering their questions about the process of becoming a Rotarian.
They also help Rotary clubs engage with new, existing, and potential members.
Please note that many of the resources and links in the sections below will require you to login to your My Rotary account at www.Rotary.org.  Click button below for instructions.
Rotarians & Rotaractors are People of Action!  Explore How & Why With Videos Below!
To help you learn a little more about Rotary in general, please use the links below to hear Rotarians and young professionals here in the Greater Houston area sharing why they love Rotary.        

WhAT IS ROTARY, AND WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME AS A CLUB MEMBER?

Rotarians are People of Action, driven by a desire to create opportunities, strengthen communities, and find solutions to the tough challenges that affect people around the world.
 

Guide to designing your rotary experience

People join Rotary to establish meaningful connections, engage in service that makes a real difference, develop their leadership skills, and broaden their perspectives.
But how they grow through Rotary and how they experience membership depend on how they choose to participate. Each member has a unique blend of interests, skills, and talents, and each is attracted to different programs and different ways to serve.

Rotary's "Guide to Designing YOUR Rotary Experience" helps members customize their Rotary experience and take action in ways that matter to them.  This guide is helpful both to new and prospective members who want to learn more about Rotary and to longtime members who are ready for new ways to be involved.
 

  rotary projects:  how do they start?

Great Rotary projects happen when a Rotarian sees a problem, and decides something should be done to solve that problem.  That Rotarian then shares the problem with their fellow Rotary club members, and by brainstorming together, they create a solution and create a club service project!    
 
Rotary clubs tackle projects of every scale and inspire fellow Rotarians, friends, neighbors, and partners to share their vision, exchange ideas for lasting solutions, and take action to bring those ideas to life.  If this rings true for you, we want you to join us!
 
So, what do Rotarians do?  Click here for the answer!
Learn more about Rotary's guiding principles - Click here!
 
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:  We're creating an organization that is more open and inclusive, fair to all, builds goodwill, and benefits our communities. Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING Rotary?

Becoming a Rotary member connects you with a diverse group of professionals, community leaders and people who share your drive to give back. Through regular meetings, socials, service projects and events, you’ll:

- Discuss your community’s needs and develop creative ways to meet them
- Involve your friends & family members by bringing them to club meetings, service projects, social events, and activities!
- Connect with other leaders who are changing the world
- Expand your leadership and professional skills
- Catch up with good friends and meet new ones
 

timeline for membership

To help us find the right club for you, Stacy or Richard will ask you a few questions about yourself, your interests, and what projects are you passionate about.  Then they'll  match you with a club that fits your needs, community where you live and/or work, and your expectations.
Interested in joining a Rotary club in the greater Houston area? 
 
Please CLICK HERE to contact Richard Brady with our District 5890 Membership Committee and he will answer any questions you have.  Want to find a Rotary club near where you work, where you work, or based upon the time or day that is convenient for you? 
 
CLICK HERE for a link showing "When & Where Clubs Meet."

 "Rotary Voices" - the official blog of Rotary International

Stories of service from around the world!

We are 1.4 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.

This blog features stories by and about Rotary members, Rotary program alumni, and the people we partner and work with. From the fight to eradicate polio to efforts to provide clean drinking water, Rotary members are taking action to do good in the world, one service project at a time.

MEMBERSHIP RESOURCES FOR ROTARY CLUBS
Please note that many of the resources below will require you to login to your My Rotary account at www.Rotary.org.
Use this link to create your:  'MY ROTARY" ACCOUNT - How to create your account

dISTRICT 5890 eXPANDING OUR REACH cOURSES ON WWW.rOTARY.ORG

Rotary International has created an exclusive Learning Topic in The Learning Center specifically for Rotary District 5890.  You'll find valuable courses about Membership, The Rotary Foundation, Public Image, and so much more. 
 
CLICK HERE or The Learning Center graphic below to access these courses on the Rotary International website.  NoteTo access the Learning Center, you will be prompted to login to your "My Rotary" account. 
 

Rotary Zone 25b & 29 Membership Resources

Additional Membership resources are available on our Rotary Region 36 (Zones 25B & 29) website - Click Here

 

Rotary clubs continue to demonstrate their value by staying connected to members and responding to changing needs in the community. about clubs around the world who are finding ways to adapt to new challenges and .

Use these resources to increase your club's value:

Not sure where to start? Our can help.

Assess and adapt

Use these resources to see if your club is meeting members' needs and reflecting the community:

Engage current members

Use these resources to learn strategies that will keep members involved:

  • — Take this Learning Center course to develop strategies for engaging people at all stages of membership.
  • — Learn when and why members leave your club and generate strategies to keep them engaged.
  • — Encourage members to get involved in their club, community, and the Rotary world for a more meaningful experience.
  • — Use this exit survey to address the reasons that members may be leaving your club.
  • (audio recordings) — A series of recorded stories highlighting the innovative work being done by clubs all around the world.
  • members for their dedication and service to the club, community and to our organization.
  • members with opportunities to develop their and expand their networks.
  • – Use these videos from recent Rotary events to supplement your club meetings. Videos range from 10-25 minutes.

Connect with prospective members

Use the strategies and ideas in these resources to connect with potential members:

Make new members feel welcome

Use these resources to celebrate new members, develop an orientation program, and get them involved early and often.

  • — Share this inspiring video with new members when they join.
  • — Find ideas for engaging new members, getting them involved, and giving them a meaningful Rotary experience.
  • — Give this comprehensive overview of Rotary to new members or order it for club reference. Alternatively, send new members a link to the .
  • — Encourage members to get involved in their club, community, and the Rotary world for a more meaningful experience.
  • New Member Welcome Kit — Order a welcome kit from your local, licensed Rotary vendor or put one together using the resources in this section.

Create an inclusive club culture

  •  — Take this Learning Center course to learn about actions your club can take to become more inclusive, diverse, and equitable.
  • — When clubs offer their members a club experience based on their members’ ideas, interests, and input, they will be happier, stay longer, and get more involved. Learn more about it with this one-page flyer.
  •  — Take this course to understand the impact of microaggressions and how to respond to them in ways that uphold Rotary’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  •  — Use this resource for different techniques that can be used when experiencing a microaggression.
  •  — This resource offers things to consider, do, and avoid when apologizing for a microaggression.
  • — Take this Learning Center course to learn strategies for expanding your reach and building relationships with new groups.
  •  — This Learning Center course will help you learn more about Rotary's DEI statement, what DEI means, and how you can put it into practice to create positive experiences.

Strengthen your club

Find ideas for planning and strengthening your club in these resources:

Start a new club

Find ideas for starting a club in these resources:

  • — Learn what you need to do to form a club.
  • – This Learning Center course walks you through the process of starting a new club, whether it's a Rotary, Rotaract, or satellite club.
  • — All clubs share similar values and a passion for service, but no two clubs are the same because each community has its own unique needs. Learn about different club models that will attract new audiences in your region.
  • — Understand the benefits a satellite club can have and the steps for starting one.
  •  — Learn how clubs can operate in a way the gives their members freedom to attend other club meetings and events and fulfill their own club obligations through service efforts.
  • – This Learning Center course is for new club supporters and covers ways each role can help a new club grow and thrive.

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The video above showcases some of the ways Rotarians impact our community, and the world.  Our 50+ Rotary clubs in the greater Houston area consist of members that want to give back to their community.  We're family, friends and neighbors, community and business leaders, young and seasoned professionals and retirees who network while supporting numerous service projects in our community and world.