Rotary Toowong Membership
2014-15 Director: Graham Wilson
At ToowongRC we see Membership as the basis of our on-going existence, and we look forward to hearing from any people looking to ‘give something back to the community”.
Simply submit the form below and we will get back to you with details of how you can contribute.
These Guidelines apply to existing and intending Members of the Rotary Club of Toowong (RCT) and, in some aspects, to members of the Club’s satellite group known informally as the “RCT Satellite Club” (temporary name). Membership Guidelines for the RCT Satellite Club are set out in a separate document.
Rotary Club of Toowong:
TRC is a progressive non-
The Club actively seeks new members on an ongoing basis. We are particularly keen to attract community minded men and women of good character and of good professional standing, irrespective of age, race, religion, political affiliation or sexual identity.
We are also open to nominations and applications from early-
Membership Joining Fee:
A $50 joining fee applies for Members of the Rotary Club of Toowong (it covers the cost of your Rotary polo-
Membership for Private Members is currently set at $195 per half-
All members are required to pay their Club subscriptions (invoiced every 6 months) within 40 days in order to remain as financial members of the Club.
Orientation & Training:
On joining, all new members of the Club, and of the Satellite Club, are assigned a Club Mentor, and enjoy access to the broad range of professional and personal development advice available through our existing members. They are also invited to attend orientation briefings and training seminars.
Club meetings are held once per week (on Wednesdays) in a “dinner with speaker” format from 6.00 pm (for 6.30 pm). The current venue is the 4th Floor of the Jephson Hotel (cnr Sherwood Road and Jephson Street, Toowong).
The RCT Satellite Club holds after-
The Club encourages members to attend weekly meetings as regularly as possible while recognising that other commitments will affect individual members’ ability to attend every week.
As a general rule, attendance at an average of 50% of meetings (including make-
The Board is willing to consider requests for extended periods of non-
Participation in a Club event/activity, Board meeting or in a Satellite Club meeting (in lieu of a regular meeting) will be considered to be attendance at a regular Club meeting (provided it occurs within 14 days before or 14 days after the scheduled Club meeting).
Where a member is unable to attend at regular Club meeting in a particular week, the member concerned may, if they so wish, be credited with attendance if they instead attend a meeting at another Rotary Club or participate in a Rotary e-
Currently, members are required to pay $25 to cover dinner costs at meetings. This amount includes a component for the hire of the meeting room and the presentation of a small gift to our weekly Guest Speaker. The Club is required to guarantee the Hotel a minimum number of dining members (currently 30) in order to meet its contractual obligations, or else pay the difference from Club funds. This requirement limits considerably the Club’s ability to invite non-
Each member on joining will be entrusted with an occupational Classification based on that member’s profession, business or type of community service. The Club may seek to draw upon a member’s expertise should a particular community-
Termination of Membership:
Membership may cease for any of several reasons:
- the member chooses to resign from the Club or transfer to another Club
- the member has not paid their Club dues within a reasonable time after they fall due – being not longer than 40 days unless otherwise approved by the Board.
attendance at Club meetings over an extended period of time without Board approval. The lower benchmark for acceptable attendance is 50% of Club meetings where make- ups at other Clubs, attendance at satellite club meetings and participation in Club events/activities (including Board meetings) are considered to be attendance at Club meetings.
- The member has engaged in activities that could bring the Club into disrepute.
Members have the right to appeal against Board decisions relating to termination.
Satellite Club Membership
In the establishment phase, a Rotary Club of Toowong Coordinator will be responsible for helping set up the RCT Satellite Club (temporary name) as an affiliated entity, and for giving the new group the initial momentum it needs, in accordance with the aims and guidelines set out below.
The RCT Satellite Club is an outcomes-
- to work closely with the Rotary Club of Toowong (RCT) to develop hands-
on volunteer and community help projects and activities that appeal to a new generation of Rotarians, embracing international as well as local causes/needs.
- to promote the RCT Satellite Club as a vehicle through which local business entities and professional offices can fulfil their triple bottom-
- to establish joint community-
service projects in partnership with enterprises in the Toowong commercial precinct
- to invite local business sponsorships of Rotary service projects and activities
Sponsor Club Oversight:
The Rotary Club of Toowong shall provide general oversight and support for the RCT Satellite Club as required, and as deemed appropriate by the RCT Board.
The RCT Satellite Club will submit annually to the President and Board of its sponsor club (the Rotary Club of Toowong) a report on its membership, activities and programs, accompanied by a financial statement and audited accounts, for inclusion in the sponsor club’s report for its Annual General Meeting, and such other reports as may from time to time be required by the sponsor club.
Members of RCT Satellite Club will enjoy dual-
The RCT Satellite Club Board may establish a separate Friends of RCT Satellite Club category for tertiary students and others who are not in full-
Orientation & Training:
On joining, all new members of the RCT Satellite Club are assigned a Club Mentor. They are also invited to attend orientation briefings and training seminars, and enjoy access to a broad range of professional and personal development advice available through existing members of the sponsor club.
The RCT Satellite Club aim to hold regular “get-
Where a RCT Satellite Club member is unable to attend a regular satellite club meeting, the member concerned may, if they so wish, be credited with attendance if they instead attend a meeting at another Rotary Club or participate in a Rotary e-
RCT Satellite Club encourages its members to attend physical and/or electronic meetings as regularly as possible while recognising that other commitments will affect individual members’ ability to participate in 100 percent of the group’s activities.
As a general rule, attendance at an average of 50% of RCT Satellite Club meetings (including make-
RCT Satellite Club members will be responsible for paying their own food and/or beverage costs where “get-
Membership Joining Fee:
No joining fee applies for Private Membership of the RCT Satellite Club. Corporate-
RCT Satellite Club member subscriptions are currently set at the same level as for the host club, however where needed the RCT Board is willing to consider ways in which these fees might be reduced for certain categories of Satellite Club membership.
Subscriptions are to be used for satellite club running expenses, and to pay its members’ dues to Rotary International, District 9600 and Rotary Down Under (monthly magazine).
All RCT Satellite Club members are required to pay their Club subscriptions (invoiced every 6 months) within 40 days in order to remain as financial members of the Club.
Friends of RCT Satellite Club are not required to pay the annual subscription unless or until they join as full members.