We welcome new members! If you are interested in joining the Rotary Club of Kane, you are about to join an organization rich in history and with a genuine commitment to service and fellowship. The Rotarian motto “Service above Self” is more than just words to Rotarians, but we aspire to provide a warm and professional atmosphere at our club meetings.
We strive to help new members feel a part of the Rotary experience and welcome those who are committed to serving the community and serving mankind. Business leaders from a variety of backgrounds serve as our club officers and directors and we value their guidance as we move forward making the Kane Rotary Club an organization committed to making professional connections, building friendships, and ultimately fostering the true sense of “Service above self.”
There are many reasons to join the Kane Rotary Club. These include:
An original goal of Rotary was to allow club members to meet periodically and enlarge their circle of business and professional acquaintances. As members of the oldest service club in the world, Rotarians represent a cross-section of their community’s business owners, executives, managers, political leaders, and professionals – people who make decisions and influence policy.
Club members have many opportunities for humanitarian service, both locally and internationally. Service programs address concerns such as health care, hunger, poverty, illiteracy, and the environment. Rotarians regularly experience the fulfillment that comes from giving back to the community.
Rotary was founded on fellowship, a cornerstone that continues to attract members today. Rotarians enjoy camaraderie with like-minded professionals, and club projects provide opportunities to develop enduring friendships. Club members who travel have friendly contacts in almost every city of the world.
Rotary sponsors some of the world’s largest exchange and educational programs. Rotary clubs provide innovative training opportunities and mentoring for young leaders, and they involve family members in a wide range of social and service activities.
Encouraging high ethical standards and respect for all worthy vocations has been a hallmark of Rotary from its earliest days. In their business and professional lives, Rotarians abide by The Four-Way Test:
Of the things we think, say or do
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
To Qualify for Membership
You must be active in a business or profession to be invited to join Rotary. Prospective members are invited to a complimentary lunch meeting to get to know the other club members. A current member must sponsor a new member and an application form is filled out and reviewed by the Board of Directors. For more information, contact any member of the Kane Rotary Club.
The annual dues in the Kane Rotary Club are $300.00 which includes all fundraising activities, a monthly subscription of the Rotary Magazine (full of great services ideas and information on international events), and district dues. The fee is payable in full or on a biannual payment plan, whichever is most convenient for you or your company. Dues also cover club administration, the Rotary Foundation, donations to various local programs, and support for service projects throughout the year.