What are the financial obligations?
Each Rotary Club requires its members to pay an annual membership subscription and, for new members, a once-off entrance fee. These fees are used to cover administration costs.
Attendance at club meetings will incur a fixed cost and there may be the occasional requirement to pay a “fine” that is levied on members who have been singled out by the Sergeant At Arms for humorous behaviour or conduct. A sense of humour is an essential requirement of a Rotarian – we like to have fun.
Each year, the District Governor hosts a District Conference where clubs gather to see what has been achieved in their area. While attendance is optional, it is an opportunity to see Rotary in a broader context and to enjoy some fun and frivolity with club members and the wider circle of the Club District. Costs vary from year to year depending on location.
The costs currently applicable to membership of the Rotary Club Of Melbourne Inc. are as follows:
Annual Membership Subscription: $690
Weekly Luncheon cost: $40
New Member Entrance Fee: $350