All Rotary Clubs welcome new members. It’s not difficult to join a Club, but all Rotary Clubs are “by invitation only” and there are several kinds of clubs. With that in mind, we invite you to consider joining us! 

Rotarians are all about action - making a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others. Working together and with partners,  the 1.2 million active, involved Rotarians in tens of thousands of clubs worldwide lead and contribute to positive change in our communities and around the world.  

The best way to obtain an invitation is to attend a regular meeting of the club you’re interested in joining. By doing so, you’ll get a sense of the club, the level and type of activity it’s engaged in, and you’ll have the opportunity to meet and talk to club members. While most Clubs meet once each week, some clubs meet online, while others alternate local service projects and meetings.

Search for “Rotary Club (location) online, look in the local section of the paper, or ask around - nearly any community in the United States of any size has a Rotary Club at work in it. Another way to join is to visit Join Rotary online at https://www.rotary.org/en/get-involved/join, and ask for help in joining the type of Club in which you’re interested. 

Once you’ve attended several meetings and made the decision to ask for an invitation, the club will extend an invitation to you. When you apply, and usually within two weeks, the Club will vote on your application and welcome you as a new member. 

Rotary Clubs are for adults 18 and older. In larger population centers, Rotaract Clubs attract members 18-30 years old, while the Rotary Clubs attract members 30 years old and older. More rural clubs, or those in smaller communities such as ours, attract members from 18 years old on up. Interact clubs are for high school students, 12-18 years old. Our club, for example, includes members from 18 to 92, and sponsors the Chimacum High School Interact Club.     

All clubs are open to men and women, and are non-political and non-religious in nature. 

We are proud to partner with Chimacum Schools, to sponsor the Chimacum High School Interact Club, to lead and contribute to projects large and small within our local communities, to participate in international projects designed to reduce infant mortality and improve access to clean water in impoverished rural communities, most recently in Central and South America, and to contribute to the eradication of polio worldwide among many other projects. Wherever communities need active members, there you will find Rotarians.  

Recent projects engaged in by our Club include partnering with a Spokane-based nonprofit and Rotary Club to provide a tracked wheelchair to a six-year old child who can't walk, building an outdoor pavilion for the horticulture program at Chimacum High School, providing support for south County rural families to get their kids online to attend school remotely, improving the Jefferson Teen Center, supporting rural well digging and water distribution system construction in the Central American country of Honduras, improving the local Grange, managing the Hadlock Block Party Parade (always the first Saturday in August), and many other services and projects.     

In compliance with the COVID restrictions imposed by Washington State, we currently meet Thursdays on Zoom video at 11am for an informal social hour, then begin our regular meeting at noon. Each meeting includes a brief series of announcements, an interesting 20-25 minute presentation followed by questions and answers, and concludes promptly at 1pm.   

Our website is www.ejcrotary.club. Check us out online, join us for a meeting, and talk to our members about why they are Rotarians!    Want to know more about Rotary? Check out Rotary at https://www.rotary.org/en