Corporate Membership in a Service Club – a 21st Century Solution
Recognizing the growing importance that corporations place on corporate social responsibility, the Club has created the corporate membership initiative. Corporate memberships invite corporations to participate in giving back to the community through the well-organized systems and structures of Rotary. Membership in Rotary offers an excellent vehicle for staff leadership development. The Club provides a medium to learn about community needs in a variety of areas, and learn about and participate in fundraising and volunteering in ways that truly impact the community.
Why Become a Corporate Member?
  • Participation as an active member of the Rotary Club presents a number of advantages through an effective business partnership that includes:
  • participation in a long-term service organization capable of assessing and responding to a diverse range of needs within the community;increased awareness of your corporation within the community through association with Rotary and the many programs that are supported by The Rotary Clubs of Patong Beach;
  • enhanced community exposure through the involvement of senior corporate executives;
  • immediate access to the Rotary charitable network;
  • participation opportunities with Rotary hands-on projects; and
  • membership in an organization dedicated to assisting and supporting community needs and activities.
 Rotary Corporate Member Benefits
  • nominate up to 2 of their members to be active  members of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach
  • Corporate Members will not have an individual Attendance Requirement
  • Each corporate member is entitled a free sponsorship (logo and link) on our website (worth THB 12,000.00)
  • Corporate Members will be visually identified on screens at every Rotary Lunch Meeting program.
Key Membership Criteria
  • Your corporation will have one primary and up to 1 one additional member.
  • The primary member and the Club will participate in a screening process to ensure an appropriate ‘fit” between the two organizations; associate members will be selected by the primary member
  • Your corporation will be able to replace a member as required
  • Should a primary or associate member leave your corporation, the member may request to join the Club as an individual member without having to pay admission fees.
  • The annual corporate membership cost is in accordance to Attachment #1 – Fee Schedule
  • The bylaws of our Rotary Club regulate the corporate membership type and its benefits and obligations.
Responsibilities of Club Membership
The club is the cornerstone of Rotary, where the most meaningful work is carried out. All effective Rotary members are responsible for these key elements:
1.      Participating in at least one service projects that benefit their community and those internationally;
2.      Sustaining or increasing our membership base;
3.      Supporting The Rotary Foundation financially and through program participation; and
4.      Developing leaders capable of serving in Rotary beyond the club level.
What Rotarians get out of Rotary depends largely on what they put into it. Many membership requirements are designed to help members more fully participate in and enjoy their Rotary experience.
Rotary’s Guiding Principles
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
  • The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life; and
  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
Membership Application
We encourage you attend at least three Club meetings prior to submitting your membership application for consideration. Shortly after submitting your membership application, you will be contacted by a Membership Committee representative to arrange an interview to discuss any questions you may have about the merits of joining the Club and an orientation about Rotary and our Rotary Club.
Your membership application will then be passed on to the Board of Directors for final approval. In total, the approval process will take approximately two to three months.