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Why Join Rotary

We are seeking new, enthusiastic, motivated individuals to join the Rotary Club of Fort Worth. The Rotary Club of Fort Worth is the premier service club in North Texas. Over a 100 years strong, we have over 440 members, and are the 9th largest Rotary club in the world.

If you are interested in improving our community, making a difference in the lives of others, meeting and joining prominent community leaders in a weekly luncheon, why not explore the possibility of becoming a member of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth? Call (817-332-7977) to talk to our Executive Director today about how to become a Rotarian.

Did you know that…

  • The Rotary Club of Fort Worth was instrumental in founding the Child Study Center?
  • Our Club assisted in founding the Panther Boys Club (which is the Boys & Girls Club today), Better Business Bureau, Community Chest, United Fund and the United Way in Tarrant County?
  • In 1916 we donated $1,000 toward the purchase and beautification of a plot of land to be named Rotary Park?  Rotary Park was the first headquarters of the Fort Worth Park Department and the site of the first bath house in Fort Worth.
  • We created Fort Worth Citizens Organized Against Crime with Crime Stoppers as one of the divisions? (Today this organization is known as the Safe City Commission.)

We also…

  • Created the nationally recognized STARS (Service Through Active Rotarians and Students)program at Riverside Middle School where our members volunteer hundreds of hours each year.
  • Created an E-Reader Project at Riverside Middle School to use current technology to excite and improve students enjoyment of reading.
  • Created and maintain the Thomas R. Windham Award to honor the top recruits from the Police and Fire Training Academy classes.
  • Volunteer at the Back to School Roundup each year to enable students who qualify to receive school supplies, haircuts and immunizations before starting school.
  • And there is still so much more!  We invite you to learn more about the Rotary Club of Fort Worth and about how our members — Fort Worth’s most respected business leaders — are working together to make real and meaningful differences in the lives of people of our own communities and around the world.

Explore our website.  Learn more about all we’re doing.  then JOIN US, won’t you?


Who Can Join Rotary

Qualified potential members are men and women of good character who possess an excellent business or professional reputation, and who live or work in Fort Worth.  Appropriate candidates include those who are presidents, vice presidents, owners, managers, someone with discretionary authority.



To become a member of any Rotary Club, you must be proposed by a member of the club you wish to join.  Rotary is a classified club.  Each person in the club holds a classification.  A classification is based upon 60 percent of what your business or firm does.  We are looking for presidents, vice presidents, owners, managers, someone with discretionary authority.


Financial Obligations

  • Initiation fee — $500
  • Semi-Annual Dues — $300
  • Lunches  — $22.00 per meeting


Attendance Obligations

Regular meetings are held each Friday and start at 12:15 p.m. on the 12th floor of the Fort Worth located at 306 W. 7th Street, in downtown Fort Worth.  Members are required to maintain at least a 60 percent attendance level.


Service Obligations

Every member is asked to make a time commitment to serve on at least one committee.

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