We encourage you to attend at least two Club meetings prior to submitting your membership application for consideration. During this time, you will be contacted by a member of the Club to arrange an conversation to discuss any questions you may have about the merits of joining the Club. Once you have completed and submitted your application, it will then be passed on to the Board of Directors for final approval.

You join Rotary because you believe in the

  • development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • high ethical standards in business and professions;
    • recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations;
  • dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society; 
  • application of the ideal of service in personal, business, and community life; and 
  • the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
Rotarians live and work by The 4 Way Test
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
To qualify to become a Rotarian, you are
  • of good character that hold or have held a position with discretionary authority in business or profession;
  • serve as a community leader and builder; or
  • a Rotary Foundation alumnus.
When you join the Rotary Club of Ottawa (Our Club), you become part of
  • a global network of over 35,000 local clubs with 1.2 million members; and
  • a group of individuals who share a passion of community service and friendship.
Our Club offers different types of membership
  • Individual 
  • “Under 40” Individual 
  • Corporate 
  • Dual membership for Rotaractors
  • Family Membership
The Dues and Fees Schedule is available on Our Club’s website: Dues and Fee Schedule
The benefits of being a Rotarian include:
  • participation in a service organization with a rich history capable of assessing and responding to a diverse range of needs within the community and our country;
  • increased awareness of your community and its leaders through association with Rotary and the many programs that are supported by Our Club and other charities;
  • participation opportunities with Rotary hands-on projects;
  • receiving Rotary Global Rewards, our membership program that offers discounts on various products and services; 
  • attending the annual Rotary International Convention to celebrate our successes and make plans for the future;
  • meeting people who share similar interests through Rotary Fellowships and Rotarian Action Groups.
Additional benefits of being a Corporate Member of Our Club:
  • opportunity to give back to the community through the well-organized systems and structures of Rotary; 
  • for your staff to develop public speaking and project management skills; and 
  • elevate your corporate/organizational profile in Ottawa and Canada through the following benefits:
    • Meeting Hosting. An opportunity to shape and lead one of Our Club meetings every 12-18 months.
    • Social Media & Website Recognition. Entitled to annual sponsorship advertisement through Our Club’s social media channels and website.
    • Team Building Opportunities. Our Club will work with you to facilitate Corporate Team building opportunities associated with Rotary’s volunteer opportunities. 
As a member of Our Club, you are expected to:
  • participate in at least one service project that benefits our community, country and/or the world; 
  • sustain or increase our membership base;
  • support The Rotary Foundation financially and through program participation;
  • developing leaders capable of serving in Rotary beyond Our Club level; and
  • Participate in club activities and meetings.