Rotary’s Front Door

How does the Rotary sign at the entrance to your community look? 

Or your Club Rotary sign on the local park? 

Or the sign that shows where your Rotary Club meets?

rusted-rotary-signThese signs are Rotary’s front door.  They are often the first impression and can create a lasting impression of Rotary to the public. 

 What does it say to potential members or partners when the sign is worn, rusted, old fashioned?  How does it build pride within your own members?  If it looks old and tired, you can expect that this is the image of Rotary to those who don’t know us yet.

New community signs using the Rotary Masterbrand are available in a variety of sizes and styles from licensed Rotary vendors such as

Russell Hampton:

Take the lead to be sure the signs in your community

show your pride in Rotary!

You may need to go through a few steps in order to replace that existing sign.

  • Consider if there are multiple Rotary Clubs in your community to be involved in the new signage.
  • Find out which governmental agency has the final say about size and other specifics of the sign.
  • Clarify how the old sign can be removed and the new sign installed. Every community is a little different.
  • If there are a number of service clubs signs posted in the same spot, and owned by the city (or other agency), you may need to take the lead in working with the other organizations and the city to update the entire installation.


Please share the results of your work in updating these community signs by sending your stories and pictures to Zone 25/26 RPIC Team.


Build a New Rotary Club Website For Almost Nothing

Ever try to hire a graphic designer to develop a website? Many Rotary clubs have looked at it, but few have the budget to pay for one.

We get it. We’re all volunteers working in the service. All the money we raise goes to service projects in our backyard and around the world. While we are rich in giving back, we often don’t have enough left over to do much more than pay current club operating expenses, let alone take on a big, expensive initiative like building a website from scratch.

MyRotaryThat’s why Rotary has partnered with ClubRunner to enable any club to create a quality site that will draw the respect of current and prospective members. For the price of what you’re probably paying now for hosting, you can build a new site in a matter of moments.

Best of all, there’s really no need to hire a graphic designer or expensive web developer to build it. If you can type an email, you can build a website with this service.


There are other benefits, too. The ClubRunner offers a robust membership management and communication system for clubs and districts in multiple languages with features such as attendance reporting, event and volunteer management, directory builder, email and newsletter broadcast services, and social media integration. For clubs that need more, add on features – including barcode scanner, online payment, and others can improve some of your current administrative tasks.

The bottom line is this. There is no reason why any Rotary club can’t have a robust, quality, slick looking site that will help boot your public image as well as membership retention and recruiting efforts. Programs and plans exist to make it easy so get started today. And if you ever run into a snag, give your Public Image Coordinator a call. We’re here to assist in any way possible and are glad to do so. It’s just one way we serve.

Building an Official Rotary Logo in Less than 5 Minutes

By speaking, writing, and designing in a unified voice and look, we ensure that our communications are unmistakably Rotary.

Our Rotary communications begins with the proper use of our logos, which is discussed in great detail on here on the Rotary Brand Center. In this article we will show you how to build your club, district or program logo in less them five minute with the Rotary logo template.

  1. Navigate to and Login
  2. Then got to the Brand Center

  3. Then choose “Logos”
  4. Then choose View under “Template

  5. Then choose “Create”

  6. You will now see the logo builder template like the image below:

  7. Now all you have to do is complete the form on the right side and your logo will be formatted correctly.
  8. “Save” your new logo and “name” it for later use.
  9. Last step is to “download” it for the correct use as you see below.