Becoming A Member of the South Austin Rotary! 

Step One - Apply

To Apply for Membership:
  • Complete this application for membership
  • Submit the complete application to either your Sponsor, or to Peter Berardino (our club membership chair) 
  • Pay your $50 application fee to the Club Treasurer Jim McComb  
    • *note - This $50 is applied to your first installment of Club dues. 

Step Two - New Member Orientation - Red Badge Program

This program is designed for you to learn more about Rotary and for us, as a club, to learn more about you! We believe this helps you become more involved in the club and get the most out of your membership. Keep your Sponsor and Membership Chair involved on the status of your progress as you work though this program. 
 
In order to move through the Red Badge Program you will need to choose any 3 of the action items listed below to complete. 
  • Give a classification talk to the club
  • Join a committee within the club Attend another club's meeting
  • Participate in a Service Project
  • Participate in a fundraiser
  • Be a Greeter for 4 weeks
  • Attend a Board of Directors Meeting
  • Arrange a meeting with 2 members in their work place.
In addition to working through the 3 items of your choice you will also work with your Membership Sponsor and Our Club Membership Chair to set up a few orientation meetings where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the Club's rich history.
 

Step 3 - Installation

Report your completion of the Red Badge Program to your Membership Sponsor and submit your first installment of dues to the Treasurer, ($125 -$50 application fee) = $75.00! 
This will be applied to the following January or July payment closest to your completion date. The Membership Director will then work with you and your Club President to schedule your installation as an OFFICIAL Member of The South Austin Rotary Club and Rotary International!
 

Obligations of Membership

The Rotary year is from July-June
 
Annual Dues $250
Dues may be paid in full by June 1st each year or can be broken down into two semi-annual payments paid by June 1st and January 1st. In addition, our retired Rotarians do qualify for a reduced dues rate of $160/year or two $80 semi-annual payments.
 
Rotary International Foundation: $100/year Voluntary Donation
We encourage all members to support The Rotary Foundation each year with a $100/year gift. Many of our members set up a $10/month automatic giving schedule by clicking this link and selecting the DONATE NOW button.
 
Weekly Meetings $15 for lunch
 
Galindo Elementary: $20 "Birthday Bucks"
This is typically paid in the month of your birthday and all proceeds go directly to the partnership we have with Galindo Elementary.
 
One Time - $50 Application Fee
 

Attendance-

Rotary International encourages but no longer requires 50% attendance at club meetings. Participation  in committee meetings, service projects and makeup meetings with out clubs are all credited towards your attendance, so you will have ample opportunity to meet that goal. Many Rotarians strive for 100% attendance and with the ability to earn makeup meetings, this is also an attainable goal.  
 

Rotarian Transfer - 

Rotarians move, change jobs, and occasionally just need to find a new Club to call home! Our Club has several members that started their Rotary membership in a different club and for a variety of reasons have transferred their membership into The South Austin Rotary Club. For our Transfer Members our process requires you to fill out the Membership Application and then work with our Membership Chair and Executive Secretary Linda Voigt to make sure that we facilitate that transfer and give you the opportunity to retain your history and data with MyRotary! We also encourage our Transfer Members to complete 3 of the Red Badge Action Items and also coordinate with the Membership Chair an opportunity to attend an orientation meeting so that they can also learn about the rich history of The South Austin Rotary Club.