Connect with your Community

Why Join Rotary?

  • Leadership Development
  • Fun
  • Entertainment
  • Giving Something Back to the Community
  • Networking
  • Development of Social Skills
  • Business  Development
  • Assistance When Travelling
  • Local & International Services

What is Friends of Rotary?

The primary role of the Friends of Rotary is to provide an opportunity that connects community minded people to our club. It is intended to provide an avenue of participation to people who cannot or may not wish to join the club as a Rotarian (eg; due to time and travel constraints and other commitments), but who nevertheless would like to be involved in the Geelong community.
If you wish to participate in a particular project, for example, an overseas project or a project in Geelong, and you don't have the time available to become a full-time member, then being a 'Friend of Rotary' you can be part of that project.

For example, you might want to come and help out occasionally at our monthly Waterfront Makers & Growers Market, our Clubs major community activity.

As a Friend of Rotary you can experience Rotary without a long-term commitment you can participate and experience how Rotary connects to the community.
Cost: Once off cost of 


  • Meet new friends
  • Opportunity to network
  • Get involved in local projects
  • Connect to the community
  • Have some fun
  • Attend social & official functions run by the club
  • Assist in fund raising and volunteer activities
  • Be part of overseas Rotary projects
  • Receive regular Rotary publications