Resources for New and Prospective Members

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 Administrator 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 John White


Please use the links below to learn more about each individual item:

The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor

The club has about 305 members who live and/or work in the Ann Arbor area. The Ann Arbor Rotary Endowment is the Club’s charitable arm.

“Welcome to Membership” (handout)
“Important Items to Remember” (handout)
New Member Orientation (two-page handout) (one slide per page presentation)
Handy Primer for New Members (handout)
Policy on Attendance and Engagement (handout)
The “Harpoon” is the club’s weekly newsletter (link). Want to subscribe? (click here)
Membership Directory (link). Club members can log in to see a longer list of resources.
Current Club Leadership (link to roster)
Committee Descriptions (click on Committee names in Club Leadership roster)
Committee Profiles (March 2017) (handout)
Rotary-related acronyms (list)
Checklist for New Members (handout)
How to nominate a new member (link)

Rotary Club of Ann Arbor Home Page (website)
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor on Facebook (link)
Annual Report for the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor (handout)
Ann Arbor Rotary Endowment status (handout)
Flow of funds in and out of the Club's Endowment - 2015 (handout)
The Club’s Centennial Project (link)
The Club’s Annual Golf & Tennis Outing (link)

The ePark smartphone app to facilitate parking at electronic meters (website)

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.

District 6380 Home Page (website)
Other clubs in the Ann Arbor area (handout)

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)
Current year’s theme (link)
Annual Report (link)
Club Finder (link)
How to create your "My Rotary" account (.pdf 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.

“Rotary’s Areas of Focus” (link)
“End Polio Now” (link)
Doing Good in the World (link)
Ways to give (link)
Recognition for donors (link)
Donation form 123-EN (link)