If you believe that civic participation is an essential element in the life of a well-rounded business leader, please consider becoming a candidate for membership in the San Diego Rotary club and connect with like-minded leaders.

Why consider membership in any Rotary Club?

With a global network of over 1.3 million community volunteers, Rotary members are business, professional, and community leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  Over 33,000 local Rotary clubs worldwide in more than 200 countries and geographical areas initiate service projects to address today’s challenges, including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns. Rotary International’s major initiative is PolioPlus, an ambitious program to immunize the world’s children against polio in partnership with the Gates Foundation, World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF.  Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self.”  (Be sure to read Rotary’s Guiding Principles)

Students learning about business enterprise at Camp Enterprise

Why consider membership in the San Diego Rotary club?

Of the 33,000 clubs worldwide, San Diego Rotary is the 10th largest!  Boasting over 400 local members as the longest standing Rotary in San Diego, our club includes some of the city’s most well known civic, business and community leaders who meet weekly for fellowship and service.  Since 1911, San Diego Rotary has been providing San Diego’s leadership with an opportunity to connect with others toward the common goal of improving the community in which we work and live, as well as the world beyond.  This work is channeled through more than 40 committees whose projects include:

Read more about the Club’s philanthropic projects here… 2022 – 2023 Annual Report

Weekly programs provide members with insights into the operation of city government and national agencies, local businesses, arts and culture, new concepts in technical and medical fields and little-known community treasures.  Members are also kept current on the Club’s projects through announcements at meetings and a weekly newsletter.  During our recent membership survey, member’s primary reasons for joining and renewing their membership include the following:

  • Participation in community projects including international and local
  • Entertaining, informative and educational meetings
  • Networking and social engagement with San Diego’s business and community leaders

Are you under 40 years old?

Consider joining San Diego Rotary as part of our Young Professional (YoPro) program.  A YoPro is a regular member of the San Diego Rotary, with lower dues, no attendance requirement and a more flexible involvement.   Additional details can be found here Young Professionals.