Interested in Becoming a Member of the Rotary Club of Federal City?

The Rotary Club of Federal City has found that when new members become quickly involved in Rotary activities, they become more connected to the club and with Rotary International. When you initially join, you will be given a badge with a “new member red ribbon”. After completing five of the ten activities listed below, paying dues, and completing the new member form,  you will become a full member with the red ribbon being taken off your badge. You should be able to easily complete this process within 2 to 3 months of your induction. To help you become better acquainted with Rotary, you will be assigned a mentor. They will help you learn about the club and answer your questions about procedures and opportunities for Rotary Service.

Red Ribbon to Blue Badge Checklist:

  1. Meet with your club mentor.   This is your personal advocate whose job it is to help you complete the Red to Blue Badge checklist and answer any questions you may have.

  1. Review the Rotary International website at  Checkout the leadership and the history of Rotary.  

  1. Attend a meeting of the Club’s board of directors.  Observe how the club gets business done by sitting in on a board of directors meeting.  The board of directors meets after meetings on Wednesday at 7:30 pm at The John Wilson Building.

  1. Bring a guest to one of the Rotary meetings or Socials or recruit a speaker for one of the meetings.

  1. Serve as a greeter at a club meeting.  Greeters should arrive by 6:00 pm.  Warmly welcome all attendees, members and visitors alike as they arrive and hand them their name badge or write out a name badge for them.

  1. Lead the Inspirational Moment at a club meeting or share a fun fact.

  1. Give a vocational talk at a regular club meeting.  Tell the club about yourself, your vocation, your personal life in 5-8 minute talk.  This is how the club will get to know you, so be comprehensive.

  1. Visit another Rotary club or attend a District event. To really experience Rotary requires that you step outside the comfort of the local club and meet some other Rotarians in neighboring areas. Use the Rotary International Club Finder to see what clubs are meeting where and when.

  1. Participate in a club community service event.

  1. Join a Committee.  There is no shortage of ways to get involved in Rotary Club of Federal City.  Committees focus on international projects, local service projects, public relations/marketing, administration, membership, and youth services.  Share with your mentor and Director of Club Membership how you would like to get involved.

In addition to completing the activities, you will also need to fill out and submit the new member application (click to open). If you are interested in becoming a member, please email the form to

The dues for this club is the lowest in Washington, DC. Annual dues are $250.00 per year. Once you are a member, you may submit club dues quarterly ($62.50), semi-annually ($125) or for the full year ($250). 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to attend Rotary programs every week?

No, you do not. You are required to attend only 50% of all meetings in a one year period which is from July 1 through June 30. You may also attend any Rotary Club meetings in Washington, DC, Maryland and/or Virginia as a (make-up meeting) and/or you may also attend any club outing, service project, fundraiser and any other Rotary event that all counts toward this attendance requirement.

I travel overseas for my job?

There are over 34,000 Rotary Clubs in over 200 countries and territories, you may attend a "make-up" meeting at any Rotary Club around the world.

What are the weekly programs like?

Our weekly programs typically lasts for an hour long that consists of committee updates (Club Service, Vocational Service, New Generations, International Service, Community Service and Rotary Foundation), District news, Rotary news, speaker (different speakers) every week, vocational moment, classification talks (every few weeks) and the Rotary Four Way Test.