Friends of Rotary
 
The club has introduced a special interest group called Friends of Rotary. If you want to be able to help on a specific Rotary project but don't have the time or financial capacity to become a full member, why not be a Friend of Rotary?
As a Friend of Rotary, you would be welcome to attend our meetings but there is no obligation. We would send you a copy of our weekly newsletter (The Bulletin) to keep you in touch with what's going on in our club. And if you see an event or project that we are planning and you would like to contribute in some way, you can simply contact us.
We have a growing list of people registered as Friends of Rotary. Your involvement increases our opportunities to do bigger and better things in the community. At the same time, it will give you a good insight about Rotary and our club which may eventually lead to you considering becoming a member in the future.
So, if you want to get involved in great community projects, all you need to do is complete the Friends of Rotary form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
 
What is Friends of Rotary?
Friends of Rotary is a program that invites individuals to team up with Rotary for a year, two years or forever!  Becoming a Friend of Rotary allows you to share our ideals and objectives without the responsibility or commitment required from a full member. But it does allow you to be part of a Rotary club to contribute to the community and to assist in club projects and events when you are available to do so. 
 
Being a Friend of Rotary allows you to participate in fundraising events and projects or to simply making donations to club projects .  However, some activities are not specifically designed to raise funds. They can be to assist in a hands-on working bee or they can be just to socialise. Rotarians call this fellowship. It’s an opportunity to enjoy activities and each other's company, catch up with old friends and make or develop new ones.
 
Benefits of Friends of Rotary
  • Supporting Rotary service projects that help local or international communities.
  • A way for those who cannot make weekly Rotary meetings to feel involved in the effort to assist their community. 
  • It can be a stepping stone for someone who wants to invest in the community but does not know a lot about Rotary.
  • It can lead to full time Rotary membership if desired.
 
Requirements of Friends of Rotary
  • Attend and/or be involved in at least one fundraiser or service project per year.
  • Attend at least one social event per year.
  • Offer referrals to the club for potential new members of Friends of Rotary or fully fledged Rotarians.
  • Offer fresh ideas to the club about projects or fundraising activities we could embrace.
  • To abide by the Rotary 4-way test:
    • Is it the TRUTH?
    • Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    • Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
  • Most importantly, have fun
 
Entitlements
 
Please note that as a Friend of Rotary, the following restrictions apply:
  • You would not be able to serve as a member of a specific Rotary committee.
  • You would not be eligible to become a board member.
  • You could not become an elected official of the club.
  • You may not make any commitment or agreement on behalf of the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin
 
Friends of Rotary - Expression of Interest
Please complete the following form if you are interested in becoming a Friend of Rotary.