Rotary Membership Information
Rotary Club members are part of a diverse group of professional leaders working to address various community and international service needs. Through community service and other means, rotary Club members help promote peace and understanding throughout the world.
Rotary Meets Tuesdays at Noon
Our members are our most important asset. They are the force that allows Rotary to carry out its many humanitarian efforts and achieve its mission.
Rotary membership is by invitation of local clubs.
If you would like to be considered for membership by a local Rotary club, visit www.Rotary.org and complete a Prospective Member Contact form on the "About Us" page. RI will forward your information to clubs in your area.
For information about joining the Rotary Club of Bay City click on the Contact Us page and send an inquiry to the club President.
You may also download the following:
Member Nomination Form
The Rotary Club of Bay City meets Tuesdays from Noon to 1:30 at the
The DoubleTree Bay City.
on the River Front.
The Bay City Rotary Club Induction Rite
The following induction rite of the Bay City Rotary Club was developed and splendidly expounded by longtime Rotarian Thomas R. Tabor, well known Bay City jeweler, now retired and living in Florida. Mr. Tabor was noted for asking Rotarians to wear their pins, even on their pajamas, and especially in public so they could meet Rotarians from other clubs.
You were chosen to be members of this club by your fellow Rotarians because they believe you to be leaders in your particular activity and, more particularly, because they believe that you manifest those qualities of head and heart that will enable you to interpret the message of Rotary to your community.
Rotary is an intimate affiliation of carefully selected business and professional people, having as its objective the promotion of high ethical standards in private, commercial and civic life, and dedicated to the ideal that the basis of all worthy endeavor is unselfish service.
You are the only representatiive of your classification to our club and it is from you and you alone that any real or intimate knowledge of your business can come to us. You can speak to us freely about it because you see around you only friends and sympathizers. on the other hand, you are our ambassador to your craft, your business associates, and the community and it is your responsibility and privilege to carry to them the high ideals of service of which Rotary both the emblem and the vessel.
While membership in rotary is an honor and a privilege, it does involve duties and obligations, which should be discharged by you with faithfulness and cheerfulness. Service is the key word, and your regular attendance at our weekly meetings and participation in club activities will be evidence to us of your continued interest and zeal. Only circumstances which cannot be reasonably controlled are accepted as an excuse for absence, for busy people only are members of this club.
I present you with these trappings related to your new office of Rotarian, calling particular attention to the Rotary label pin, which we urge you to wear daily.
We are expecting much from you in the form of help and inspiration, which we hope will enable us to become better Rotarians. it is with this hope that I extend to you the right hand of Rotary fellowship and welcome you to our Club.