There are many benefits to being a Rotarian, but below are a few that you can expect:
 

Professional Development:

  • Leading projects
  • Leading leaders
  • Leading volunteers

Leadership Skills:

  • At club, district, and large events

Public Speaking:

  • Club projects
  • Community projects
  • International projects

Project Management:

  • Club members
  • Community members
  • Events

Fundraising:

  • Club meetings
  • Fundraisers
  • Club events
  • District meetings
  • Zone meetings

Event Production:

  • Leadership
  • How to sell our cause, and our membership
  • Raising funds
  • Humanitarian projects
  • Grant writing
  • Budgeting and management
  • Computer applications
  • How to train others

Continuing Education

  • Broader perspective of business and life
  • Understanding of industries/professions other than own

Exposure to other professions

  • Grant writing
  • Grant management
  • Global exposure to other NGOs

Nonprofit Education

Networking

  • Represent your industry
  • Diversity of professions
  • Exposure to owners, top level management, and extraordinarily well-connected business and community leaders
  • Ability to build awareness and credibility among other members based on work you do in Rotary
  • Assumption that in working with other Rotarians you are being treated fairly, and you will treat them fairly in business dealings

Relationships

  • Local and International
  • Lifetime professional, personal, and family relationships
  • Exposed to top level within local and international community
  • An extraordinarily diverse group based on age, vocation, focus, and experience
  • Opportunity to create long-term relationships quickly in spite of cultural or language challenges
  • Assumption that other Rotarians are talented, educated, community leaders who are ethical, principled, and wanting to help others

Family Experience and Opportunity for Unique Experience for Children

  • Rotary programs are fun for adults and children and bring families together
    • Youth Exchange
    • Interact
    • Rotaract
    • Speech contest
  • Community service projects with Rotarian family member
  • International travel opportunities on Rotary projects
  • Strong network in the community for use by family
    • Doctors, dentist, lawyer, financial planner, architect, accountant, etc.
  • Friendships that can support family
  • Trusted relationships
  • Sense of community and commitment
  • Network to help in emergency

Personal Development

  • Opportunity for extraordinary experiences
  • Opportunity to improve the lives of others
  • Opportunity to do things through Rotary you cannot do alone
  • Leverage of Rotary Foundation funds use, expertise, and connections
  • Opportunity to live and express yourself internationally
  • Opportunity to meet people and make friends all over the world
  • Opportunity to leave the world better than you found it

High Ethical Standards

  • Better understanding of components of ethical behavior in business and community
  • Recognized by others for high ethical standards

Satisfaction of Making a Difference to People Who Need Your Help

  • Can help others while keeping your day job
  • Rotary‚Äôs worldwide presence allows service on a local or international level