The Rotary International Board of Directors has adopted these minimum standards for an effective club:

  • Pays its Rotary membership and district dues without outside assistance
  • Meets regularly
  • Makes sure its members subscribe to The Rotarian or a Rotary regional magazine
  • Implements service projects that address needs in the local and international community
  • Receives visits from the governor, assistant governor, or an RI officer
  • Maintains appropriate liability insurance for the geographic region in which it is located, or pays mandatory liability insurance with the club dues invoice (United States and its territories only)
  • Acts in a manner consistent with the Rotary International Constitution, Rotary International Bylaws, and Rotary Code of Policies
  • Updates club membership and officers in a timely manner at, via data integration, or by sending information to [email protected]
  • Resolves club disputes in an amicable manner
  • Maintains cooperative relations with the district
  • Cooperates with Rotary International by not initiating or maintaining litigation against it, The Rotary Foundation, associate foundations, or the international offices of the Secretariat
  • Follows and completes the election review process established in the Rotary International Bylaws

These standards are only the beginning of what makes a successful Rotary club. Work with your assistant governor to ensure that your club reaches its full potential.