The Grayson Rotary Club is Rotary club number 3768.
We are located in NE Kentucky in Area 8.
We are a part of District 6740 (Eastern Kentucky)
and Zone 30 (Central USA).
The policies guiding us in accepting people as members of our club are the Rotary International Constitution and the Rotary Standard Club Constitution, which the Grayson Rotary Club has adopted as it’s own. The sections of these two documents discussing Membership are listed below.
Constitution of Rotary International
Article 5: Membership
(a) A club shall be composed of active members each of whom shall be an adult person of good character and good business, professional and/or community reputation,
(b) Each club shall have a well-balanced membership in which no one business, profession or type of community service predominates. The club shall not elect a person to active membership from a classification if the club already has five or more members from that classification, unless the club has more than 50 members, in which case the club may elect a person to active membership in a classification so long as it will not result in the classification making up more than 10 percent of the club’s active membership. Members who are retired shall not be included in the total number of members in a classification. The classification of a transferring or former member of a club, or a Rotary Foundation alumnus as defined by the board, shall not preclude election to active membership even if the election results in club membership temporarily exceeding the above limitations. If a member changes classification, the club may continue the member’s membership under the new classification notwithstanding these limitations.
Rotary Standard Club Consitution
Article 7 Membership
Section 1 — General Qualifications. This club shall be composed of adult persons of good character and good business, professional and/or community reputation.
Section 2 — Kinds. This club shall have two kinds of membership, namely: active and honorary.
Section 3 — Active Membership. A person possessing the qualifications set forth in article 5, of the RI constitution may be elected to active membership in this club.
Section 7 — Honorary Membership.
(a) Eligibility for Honorary Membership. Persons who have distinguished themselves by meritorious service in the furtherance of Rotary ideals and those persons considered friends of Rotary for their permanent support of Rotary’s cause may be elected to honorary membership in this club. The term of such membership shall be as determined by the board. Persons may hold honorary membership in more than one club.
(b) Rights and Privileges. Honorary members shall be exempt from the payment of admission fees and dues, shall have no vote, and shall not be eligible to hold any office in this club. Such members shall not hold classifications, but shall be entitled to attend all meetings and enjoy all the other privileges of this club. No honorary member of this club is entitled to any rights and privileges in any other club, except for the right to visit other clubs without being the guest of a Rotarian. The attendance of the Honorary Member does not count for or against the club’s reported attendance.
In addition to the standard Active and Honorary memberships noted above, Rotary has recently added a new category of membership called Active 85. This category replaces the old Senior Active membership that is no longer available. Membership as an Active 85 member is attained when the age of the Rotarian added to the number of completed years that Rotarian has been Active to total to 85 or more. For example: If Bob is 65 years of age and has been an Active Rotarian for a full 20 years, then he would qualify as an Active 85 member.
What are the ‘benefits’ of being an Active 85 member? The member continues to pay dues, but his/her attendance is not enforced. It is expected that such an older, and often retired, member may have family or medical concerns that could hinder his/her ability to attend meetings regularly. If the member is absent, his absence will not reduce the club’s reported attendance. If the member is present, his presence will improve the club’s reported attendance.
12 August, 2019
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