Becoming a Member

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Rotarian. Rotary International  is an association of individual clubs, with each club operating autonomously. The RI universal premise is that the membership of each club constitutes an accurate representation of the business and professional population within the community served.


Membership in a Rotary club requires available business or professional classification opportunities as well as an invitation and sponsorship by a member of the club. Sometimes an individual cannot be invited or sponsored for membership.


Rotarians are business and professional leaders who take an active role in their communities while greatly enriching their personal and professional lives.


Benefits of Rotary Membership


Membership in a Rotary club offers a number of benefits, including:


  • effecting change within the community
  • advancing business and professional contacts
  • developing leadership skills
  • gaining an understanding of - and having an impact on - international humanitarian issues
Through Rotary International's service programs, a Rotary club can have a significant effect on the quality of life in its community. Rotary Foundation programs offer opportunities to form international partnerships that help people in need worldwide. Some 1.2  million Rotarians in 30,000 clubs in more than 160 countries make significant contributions to the quality of life at home and around the globe.

If you would like information about joining Northwest Austin Rotary Club, please contact us at
Joe Ramirez.

Red Badge Program

All new members receive a Red Badge nametag and are asked to complete requirements for a Blue Badge nametag. Current requirements for obtaining your blue badge are:
  • Being a greeter at one of our regular meetings.
  • Leading the prayer & pledge at one of our regular meetings.
  • Passing the sunshine basket at one of our regular meetings.
  • Attending a Board Meeting.
  • Attending a Rotary New Member or "Informational" Meeting.
  • Giving a Classification Talk at one of our regular meetings.

Please see your sponsor or the Sergeant-at-Arms for more details.