Posted by Diana Kiesel
Having enough time is always a challenge so at the Rotary Club of Andover, we wanted to remove that challenge from our membership options.  A weekly meeting/commitment may be a deterrent for some who want to become involved in a service organization so about 7 years ago, our club added a Service Membership in addition to our Regular (aka Traditional) and Corporate/Family Membership options.
A Service Member at our club can participate in all activities (volunteer opportunities, committees, club and district events, etc.).  The quarterly dues are $100 and include one breakfast meeting per month. Additional breakfast meetings are encouraged and incur a nominal fee.
The flexibility offered by a Service Membership has contributed to our growth. Here's what one of our Service Members, Michelle Flanagan of Fusion Academy had to say - "The service membership was a great option for me since my role at my job changed! I still wanted to be a part of the club but due to my travel it allowed me access to still visit once a month which was perfect since I couldn’t commit to the meetings every Friday. I would say I still feel very involved for as much as I can be."
Our Corporate/Family Membership offers individuals from the same company or family to attend in place of the primary member if the primary member is unable to attend.
If you have any questions about our membership options, feel free to contact Diana Kiesel, Membership Chair, Rotary Club of Andover.