Life Friend of Rotary was a New Model Clubs initiative that offered a unique connection between a Rotary club and the wider community.
The “Life Rotary Friend” concept enables a Rotary club to establish a special relationship with an individual who cannot join our Rotary eClub Beyond Border as a Rotarian because the person is already a member of another Rotary club or because of other commitments. It is a proven success elsewhere within the Rotary family, and has been adopted by Rotary eClub Beyond Border.
A “Life Rotary Friend” may:
- Participate in club projects or activities
- Volunteer “in kind” or financial assistance
- Attend club social events
A “Life Rotary Friend” is expected to protect the integrity of Rotary by advancing the ideals of Rotary International and exemplifies the four-way test.
A “Life Rotary Friend” who is not a Rotarian, may not be designated as a Rotarian, may not wear the Rotary lapel badge. A “Life Rotary Friend” cannot serve on the board of the club that has sponsored the relationship.