Why Rotary?

You’ll find Rotary clubs in small towns and big cities across the globe. It’s where like-minded professionals and community leaders come together to exchange ideas, take action, and make new friends. See why Rotary is their choice–and why you should make it yours–for creating positive change at home and around the world.



Impact starts with our members — people like you who want to be part of making the world a better place. At club meetings in communities across the globe, our members come together to strengthen their connections to friends and neighbors and their commitment to improving lives.


Who can join?

We’re looking for people who want to give back to their communities.

Rotary clubs also welcome Rotaractors, Rotary Peace Fellows, and other members of the family of Rotary who qualify for membership.

How can I become a member?

Rotary International, the world’s oldest service club organization, is made up of over 32,000 clubs like ours in over 200 countries and geographical areas.

Membership is by invitation and requires sponsorship by a current member.  If you are interested in joining the Rotary Club of Hollywood and don’t know a Rotarian, please e-mail us at rotaryhollywood@gmail.com

Those considering membership will be invited to attend a meeting to gain a first hand look at our club, our projects and our activities.  Your sponsor will submit an application which is reviewed by the club leadership and active members.  Once approved, your sponsor will notify you and invite you to complete the new member process, including payment of initiation fees and dues. Upon completion of this process, the new member is formally introduced to the membership by their sponsor at the next club meeting.

If you're not sure which club is right for you, please fill out this questionnaire and Rotary leaders in your community who will match you with a club. 

What are the benefits?

Becoming a Rotary member connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back. Through regular meetings and events, you’ll:

  • Discuss your community’s needs and develop creative ways to meet them
  • Connect with other leaders who are changing the world
  • Expand your leadership and professional skills
  • Catch up with good friends and meet new ones

Other benefits of membership include:

Rotary Global Rewards, our member benefits program, which offers discounts on products and services. It’s Rotary’s way of helping our members spend less so they can do more.

The Rotary International Convention is our biggest event of the year. Rotary members from more than 130 countries meet at the convention each year to celebrate our successes and make plans for the future.

Rotary Fellowships give members the chance to join a group of people who share similar interests, hobbies, or vocations. Some groups use their fellowship to make a positive difference.

Rotarian Action Groups unite Rotary members, family members, program participants and alumni who share their expertise in particular fields by collaborating with clubs and districts on projects.

What’s expected of me?

As a club member, you will be asked to:

  • Pay club dues
  • Attend meetings and events
  • Use your professional skills and talents to make a difference

Rotaract and Interact clubs

If you’re between the ages of 12 and 30, you may be interested in joining one of our service clubs for young professionals and youth. Like Rotary clubs, Rotaract and Interact clubs give their members the chance to make friends, develop leadership skills, and create positive change. Learn more about Rotaract and Interact clubs.

Rotary Club of Hollywood currently sponsors Fairfax Interact Club at Fairfax High School, membership is open to enrolled students.



Volunteer with Rotary

Every day, all over the world, Rotarians are volunteering in their local and international communities. If you are not ready or unsure about membership but want to do more, we invite you to participate in our volunteer projects.