What is Rotary?
Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders providing humanitarian service, encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations, and helping build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 35,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.
Who should join Club #9?
Business and professional leaders in the Twin Cities, does this sound like you? Are you looking for an active role in your community? Are you looking for an opportunity to enrich your personal and professional life? Then you are the type of person who should join Club #9. Members of Club #9 attend regular meetings and contribute time and personal funds to support club activities. These activities include service to the local and global community. They also seek fellowship with other community leaders known for their work accomplishments and values.Does this sound like you? Then come and visit a meeting!
What are the benefits?
Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse network of professionals who share your drive to give back. Through Rotary you will:
• Discuss your community’s needs and develop creative ways to meet them
• Connect with other leaders who are changing the world
• Expand your leadership and professional skills
• Catch up with good friends and meet new ones
How much does membership cost?
Individual: $100 to join and $120 per month. Membership includes lunch each week at the meeting. Corporate: Offers 2 for 1 value for a company or organization, providing two memberships: one for the “corporate sponsoring member,” and a second “attending member.” The "corporate sponsoring member" is usually the CEO or a senior executive. The "attending member" is a designated individual from the organization that will regularly attend Rotary meetings and participate in club learning, fellowship, and service. Both members enjoy the benefits of membership and are listed in the directory as active members.
I’m interested in joining Club #9, what should I do next?
We always have room for more members! Once you’ve visited the club and decided to join, it’s time to think about your application. You can see the whole process on the Become a Rotarian page.
• The membership process follows the Rotary Club’s long-standing tradition of requiring a current member to “sponsor” a new member. Your sponsor may be someone in the same field or someone you’ve made a special connection with. That sponsor will be your contact as you continue to be a Rotarian moving forward
• If you’re not sure who your sponsor should be, we’re happy to help you find someone to make a meaningful connection in the club
• Once you’ve submitted your application you’ll join within a couple of weeks, and get a round of applause when you do!.
When and where does the meeting take place?
The Rotary Club of Minneapolis meets most Fridays at 12 Noon at the Minneapolis Club in Downtown Minneapolis. See the "Learn" page for program scheduling details. Zoom access is also available. Members are encouraged to arrive a little before noon for networking and fellowship. The meeting concludes at 1:15 PM.
What should I expect when I arrive at a meeting?
When you arrive at the Minneapolis Club the signs on each floor will indicate our meeting room for that day. On that floor, look for our banners and our registration table. Our sign-in tables have nametags for current members, and a sign-in area for guests and visiting Rotarians. The Club Administrator and Secretary will be standing at the sign-in table, where they will greet you and hand you a couple of brief forms to fill out so that we can introduce you to the club during the meeting. You will fill out a name tag and have a chance to network with members before going through the buffet lunch.
Where should I park when attending a meeting?
You can park at the Minneapolis Club. When you enter the meeting be sure to get your parking pass endorsed. The cost is $8, and can only be paid by card.. There are also metered on-street parking spaces which accept cash and credit cards and there are several parking ramps near the Club. The Minneapolis Club is accessible by skyway.