WHAT IS A PASSPORT CLUB?
 
 
The Purpose of a Passport Club:
  • Attract new and returning members to Rotary who have difficulty attending weekly meetings.
     
  • Retain members where expense is a drawback to joining or continuing Rotary.
     
  • Reduce the time a Rotaractor or other alumni transitions to Rotary membership.
     
How It Operates:
  • A Passport Club is initially sponsored by an existing Rotary Club that agrees to serve as a “sponsor” Club.  Members are full Rotary members, with the same privileges and rights as Rotarians in traditional clubs. Therefore, they are required to pay Rotary International and District dues. 
  • Passport Clubs have only four business meetings/year, once per quarter, which can be held at various locations.  Instead of weekly meetings, members are encouraged to engage in humanitarian service - however that works best for them.
     
  • Membership provides you with a passport to visit and work with any other Rotary Club in the world and to take part in activities, programs and projects that interest and engage you.
     
  • Members are asked to commit to 40 hours of service each year through projects, fundraisers and/or supporting other non-profit organizations.  Members are also asked to donate to The Rotary Foundation.
     
  • All partner Clubs in the District are asked to share their upcoming projects/fundraisers to the Passport Club so members can pick which projects/events fit their schedules.
 
Passport club members are dedicated people who share a passion for both community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back.  So what’s stopping you from starting a Passport Club?
 
For more information, contact District Membership Chair Sandy Wahl: sandrawahlaz@yahoo.com