Starting New Clubs

WHAT WE DO: The New Club Development Task Force is comprised of experienced Rotarians who are laser focused on providing support to Districts and individuals desiring to create new Rotary Clubs. Task Force members have a variety of sharable tools and resources designed to assist districts in locating opportunities for developing new and innovative clubs.

HOW WE CAN HELP: Team members have a variety of online tools that can easily be shared with district new club advocates, new club champions, along with the Governor line. These tools encompass best practices, resource guides, checklists and inspirational videos uniquely designed to guide individuals through the new club development process. Additionally, Task Force members work as coaches throughout the process to support, encourage, and brainstorm challenges and opportunities encountered throughout the new club development process.

KEY PROGRAMS for 2022 –2023

  • Support districts to update and execute their multi-year plans to build new Rotary Clubs.
  • Support District Advocates and new Club Champions who are leading the local effort of developing new Rotary Clubs.
  • Develop and share best practices in developing and supporting new clubs.
  • Connect District Advocates with peers to share ideas and challenges.
  • Lastly, celebrate with districts and clubs when new clubs are chartered and help ensure the new club is nurtured to sustainability.

What an amazing time to start a new Rotary club!

The time is now, and we are the ones. We have the flexibility to create clubs of the future. The diversity of how new clubs will be relevant and impactful in our communities will be exciting to watch.

People want to connect and serve. Let’s start and support innovative clubs that meet online some or all of the time, clubs that meet every other week, or in different ways. Our challenge to start new Rotary clubs that fill the needs of friendship and service never rests.

There may be interest in starting clubs that are “cause” based, such as clubs that focus on Veterans, youth homelessness, human trafficking, environmental sustainability, or other causes. Some clubs may be based on a common interest, like the E-Club of Aviation or hobbies like hiking.

Clubs might meet at different locations once a month in the evening, with a second meeting planned for a service project or a social event which may include families with children. . The club options are only limited by our imagination.

New Rotary Clubs:
Starting a new Rotary Club 101
Grow Rotary:
Rotary Membership Anytown

New clubs can meet needs that are not currently being met.

Perhaps there is not a Rotary club in your community, or maybe there is room for an evening club or a club that is less expensive.

There are so many ways to start Rotary clubs that provide opportunities for friendship, relationship, leadership, and business connections, in addition to many creative ways to serve our communities.

If you would like to discuss starting a new club, please reach out to or take a bit of time to explore the other resources on this page.

Together, we see a world where people unite and create lasting change—across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

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