Fellow Rotarians, it is my privilege and pleasure today
to welcome into membership in our club, whose
name was proposed by . The proposal has been
reviewed in accordance with our club constitution
and bylaws. I now ask (sponsor) to come up here with
(proposed new member). , we now proceed to admit
you into membership in the Rotary Club of and to
the friendship of Rotary throughout the world. It has
already been explained to you that the ideal of Rotary
is service. Our principal motto is Service Above Self
and the object of this club and all Rotary clubs is to encourage
and foster this ideal as a basis of worthy enterprise.
You are to share in this effort.
You have been approved for membership in this club
because we believe you to be a worthy representative
of your vocation, interested in the ideals of Rotary,
and willing to do your share in translating these
ideals into action. You have agreed to accept the
obligations of membership in this club and to obey
this club’s constitution and bylaws.
Now I have the pleasure of asking your proposer to
pin on the Rotary emblem, which we hope you will
wear with pride.
Welcome to the Rotary Club of .
Fellow Rotarians, I am happy to present to you
Rotarian , our newest member.
Rotarian , will you please bring forward your nominee
for membership in our club. You have been selected by
the members of this club to hold active membership
and are hereby loaned the classification of .-------- The
principles, responsibilities, and obligations of Rotary
have been explained to you, and you have expressed
your willingness to become a Rotarian. No one is
eligible to become a Rotarian unless, in his or her
business or professional life, he or she endeavors to
practice the principles of goodwill and service.
The members of this club have invited you to join
them because they believe you are already actuating
these principles. In electing you to membership, we
are doing more than taking you into our fellowship
— we are making you a trustee with us of Rotary’s
ideals. Knowing you to be a Rotarian, the world will
henceforth judge Rotary by your conduct.
Membership in Rotary is an honor and privilege, and
every privilege has its corresponding obligations.
One of the special obligations of membership is
regular attendance at the weekly meetings; it is the
basic method of fulfilling the principle of fellowship
as well as a way of representing your vocation.
Every member is expected to perform his or her share
of club and community service, and the committees
of the club will afford you opportunities to serve. For
the rest of this Rotary year, I would be pleased if you
would serve on the committee.
Last, but by no means least, is our ideal of friendship.
As you expect to receive, so give. May you be
stimulated by the friendship you find here, and may
we in return know you to be an added source of
strength to our club.
Will the members please stand.
It is my privilege and honor to induct you as a
member of the Rotary Club of .--------- I also have
pleasure in pinning on the emblem of our worldwide
association. Wear it always and with pride.
Fellow Rotarians, I present to you Rotarian , and
I charge you not to fail in your duty by giving your
friendship and helping to make his/her membership
useful and happy.