FAQ

WHAT IS ROTARY?

Rotary Clubs are organizations whose members share a common interest in using their professional skills and experiences to serve others. More than a million people belong to Rotary Clubs, making it the largest service organization in the world.

WHO JOINS ROTARY?

All kinds of people join Rotary Clubs. The Daybreak Rotary Club has members  that range in age from 26-60 and come from many different backgrounds. Some are business owners or managers, IT professionals, financial services professionals, educators, sales professionals, and artists.

WHY JOIN DAYBREAK ROTARY?

There are a variety of reasons to join Daybreak Rotary Club. Daybreak is the newest Rotary Club in town, and appeals to individuals who want to be part of a fresh, new startup. Others join Daybreak because they are looking for opportunities to serve the community and world beyond. Some become members for the professional networking opportunities. Others have joined because they were new in town and looking to meet people and get involved in the community. There are plenty of reasons to join Daybreak, and they are each as individual as our members. Join us for a meeting, a social event, or a service event and see how easy it is to find a reason to keep coming back.

WHAT ARE MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS?

To become a member, you should contact a Daybreak member who can discuss it with you. There is an application that must be submitted and approved. Once you are welcomed as a member, you must attend a majority of club events (meetings, socials, service events) and pay quarterly dues on time.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Currently, it costs $140 per quarter to retain membership in the Daybreak Rotary Club. Dues cover the fees to be part of the Rotary District and Rotary International as well as the cost of the weekly meeting (location and food).

 

When first joining, new members must pay the quarterly dues plus an additional $25 to cover the cost of membership setup (cost of name badge and t-shirt).

 

Apart from dues and the membership setup fee, Rotarians are encouraged to contribute to the Rotary Foundation if it is affordable for them. There may also be optional opportunities to participate in Rotary travel, programs and social events.

WHAT ARE EXAMPLES OF SERVICE ACTIVITIES?

Daybreak was a provisional club prior to April 2013. During that time, the club volunteered monthly to assist local organizations. The club volunteered at the Bloomington Public Library, Western Avenue Community Center, Milestones Early Learning Center, Habitat for Humanity, Ecology Action Center, and helped raise money for Easter Seals, Relay for Life,  and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

 

In April 2013, the club adopted a service focus on poverty issues. Its first big service project is a partnership with Bloomington Junior High School and Promise Council to provide for the basic needs (food, clothing) of impoverished students.

 

The club is also beginning work to identify potential international service projects.

WHAT ARE EXAMPLES OF SOCIAL ACTIVITIES?

Each month, the club has a social hour for members to casually get to know one another better. Club members have also enjoyed cookouts, dinners, and local art gallery tours.

CAN I CHECK IT OUT BEFORE JOINING?

You are encouraged to check us out before committing to a membership. We allow guests to visit our regular club meetings twice without any cost. Additional visits will require paying a $10 fee to cover location expenses. You may also wish to spend time talking with one or more current members to learn more, attend a social function, or participate in a service event. You tell us what you would like to see and know before you sign up.

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Address:

P.O. Box 1003

Bloomington, IL  61702-1003

daybreakrotaryclub@gmail.com

Phone number:  (309) 287-4754

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Bloomington-Normal Daybreak Rotary Club