Rotary is non-political, non-sectarian and has no racial or sexual barriers.
It is not a secret organization, nor does it have any hidden agendas. In fact one of
a Rotarian's responsibilities is to assimilate and then disseminate to the
public as much information about Rotary as possible.
Membership of a
Rotary Club cannot be applied for. It is obtained only by invitation. Thus, to be
singled out as a prospective Rotarian of a club is to be paid a high tribute by that club.
The basic "classification" principle of Rotary Club membership is
that each club should have a representative from each major type of trade or profession
within its local community.
It is expected that a nominee will be a person of integrity and a recognized
leader within his or her own field.