If you are interested in joining the Rotary Club of Downtown Macon, we encourage you to attend a few meetings to get to know the club and its members. A current member of the club can bring you as their guest, or you can request to be a member of the club itself by contacting the current President or Membership Chair.
Once you have attended a few meetings, a current member must propose you for membership in the Club. The member who is proposed you will complete the New Member Application.
After your application is submitted to the Board for consideration, you will go into a two-week quiet period where you will not attend the Rotary Club meetings.
When your application is approved, you will be notified by the Club Leadership and a date will be scheduled for your induction into the club.
Once inducted, you will participate in the Red Badge Program as a new member.
Red Badge Program
The Red Badge program is designed for new members to get acclimated into the Rotary Club. When a new member is inducted, they will be given a red badge signifying they are a new member participating in the Red Badge Program. In this program
the new member should earn 100 points by completing any combination of club-related tasks. When they have accumulated 100 points, their red badge will be exchanged for a standard member badge at a Rotary Club meeting. For a list of the tasks and their associated point value, click on the link below.
Requirements of Membership
As a member of the Rotary Club of Downtown Macon, these are the membership requirements:
- Dues ($200 per quarter) plus a $100 or greater annual contribution to the Rotary Foundation.
- Annual attendance percentage of 50% or greater of Rotary meetings or events. Make ups are available by attending Rotary service projects or events or by attending other Rotary Club meetings.
- New members must participate and complete the “Red Badge” training program before being granted full membership of the club.
- Members are asked to participate in Club Community Service Projects, International Service Projects, Events and Social Programs during the year.