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Rotary is 1.2 million passionate individuals in 35,000+ clubs worldwide. We are both an international organization and a local community leader. Together we lead change in our own backyards and across the world.

How our membership works

Membership in a Rotary club is by invitation. We want to make sure you join our club and that it is the best fit for your passion and perspective. We make it easy to get involved and on your way to membership immediately.

1. You contact us and express and interest

2. A Rotary club member will contact you by email or phone to discuss your interest in the Rotary Club of Benoni Aurora. You’ll be invited to get to know the club better by attending a club meeting, social events, or even to join in on a service project as a volunteer.

3. Now that we have spent some time together and established that we are a good fit, we invite you to join.

4. You are a member. Enjoy getting involved in your new club as a Rotary member. Join a committee. Lead a service project. Organise a social event. Lead and contribute to your new club.

Rotary Facts

Rotary unites people from all continents and cultures who take action to deliver real,
long-term solutions to our world’s most persistent issues. Through volunteering, our 1.2
million members make lifelong friendships that transcend political and cultural
boundaries and foster global understanding and respect. In addition to our 35,000 clubs,
Rotary also offers expanded service opportunities including:

Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills
while discovering the power of Service Above Self. There are more than 20,300
Interact clubs in 159 countries.

Rotaract clubs bring together young adults, starting at age 18, to exchange ideas
with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and
have fun through service.

Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. Each year, Rotary members
hundreds of millions of dollars and countless volunteer hours to promote health,
peace and prosperity in communities across the globe. Rotary members take action by
providing access to clean water and sanitation, supporting education, preventing and
treating disease, saving mothers and children and growing local economies.

Ending Polio

For more than 30 years, Rotary has been the driving force in the effort to end polio
worldwide. Alongside our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we have
achieved a 99.9 percent reduction in polio cases, with less than 200 cases of wild polio
reported in 2019 compared with 350,000 a year in the late 1980s. Our members have
contributed $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than 3 billion
children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Today, just two countries continue
to report cases of wild poliovirus, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Rotary remains committed
to ending polio, and will raise $50 million per year, with every dollar to be matched with
two additional dollars through a matching agreement with the Bill & Melinda Gates


For 115 years, Rotary members have been addressing challenges around the world. It
started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary
Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could
exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships, and give back to their
communities. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings
among the offices of its members.

Rotary Club of Benoni Aurora

People of Action, Rotary is where neighbours, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders and take action to create lasting change.
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