Why Join Rotary?

Attracting new members is vital to a Rotary club's long term success, and so clubs put a great deal of emphasis on expanding their membership with enthusiastic and service-minded individuals.

Clubs like, if possible, to attract individuals from a wide variety of professions or occupations; “classifications”, as Rotary calls them. In this manner, a club aims to include a significant cross section of its community's vocational life, to obtain the widest possible expertise for its service programs and projects. For example, the Sheffield Vulcan Club has, in recent years, had representatives of the following classifications:

Banking, Building, Building Societies, Business Consultancy, Charity Management, Civil Engineering, Confectionery Manufacture, Dentistry, Design and Print, Development Consultancy, Engineering, Environmental Health, Fire and Rescue Services, Garage Proprietorship, Law Practice, Health Service Management, Hotel Management, Information Technology, HM Courts, Management Consultancy, Retailing, Occupational Health, Pharmacy, Purchasing Management, Schools Inspectorate, Education, Steel Forging and Casting, Steelmaking, Stockbroking, Suspension Manufacturing, Systems Management, Tool Manufacturing, Trust Director, Water Industry Manufacturing.

Although new members are welcome from within these classifications and many of our members are retired or close to retirement, we constantly seek further diversity. Thus, for example, we have no current members from medical practice, journalism, the police and ambulance services, religious service, estate agency and surveying - to name but a few of the occupations which have previously been represented. Younger members are also very welcome. Really, Rotary is open to the widest possible range of occupations in which men and women find their vocations.

Rotarians will generally hold or have held positions of responsibility and seniority within their professions or businesses, giving them the connections and skills to be able to make a strong contribution to our collective efforts. Most importantly, they must have the desire to serve and the ability to attend regularly.

Although membership is by invitation, this should not stop anyone who feels that they might like to become a Rotarian from indicating an interest, either by speaking to a Rotarian, or by getting in touch with us - with no obligation.

12 Reasons to Join Vulcan Rotary:

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In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship. It is one of two reasons why Rotary began in 1905.

Business & Professional Development

The second original reason for Rotary's beginning is vocational development. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of every business and professional community. Its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help each other and collectively help others.

Personal Growth & Development

Membership in Rotary continues one’s growth and education in human relations and personal development.

Leadership Development

Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people. Serving in Rotary positions helps in learning how to motivate, influence, and lead leaders.

Citizenship in the Community

Membership in a Rotary club makes one a better community citizen. The typical Rotary club consists of the most active citizens of any community.

Continuing Education

Each week at Rotary there is a program designed to keep one informed about what is going on in the community, nation, and world. Each meeting provides an opportunity to listen to different speakers and a variety of timely topics.Fun. Rotary is fun, a lot of fun. Each meeting is fun. The club projects are fun. Social activities are fun. The service is fun.


Rotary is fun, a lot of fun. Each meeting is fun. The club projects are fun. Social activities are fun. The service is fun.

Public Speaking Skills

Many individuals who joined Rotary were afraid to speak in public. Rotary develops confidence and skill in public communication and the opportunity to practice and perfect these skills.

Citizenship in the World

Every Rotarian wears a pin that says "Rotary International." There are few places on the globe that do not have a Rotary club. Every Rotarian is welcome – indeed encouraged – to attend any of the 29,000 clubs in 194 nations and geographical regions. This means instant friends in both one’s own community and in the world community.

Assistance when Traveling

Because there are Rotary clubs everywhere, many a Rotarian in need of a doctor, lawyer, hotel, dentist, advice, etc., while traveling has found assistance through Rotary.


Every Rotary club and district has parties and activities that provide diversion in one’s business life. Rotary holds conferences, conventions, assemblies, and institutes that provide entertainment in addition to Rotary information, education, and service.

Development of Social Skills

Every week and at various events and functions, Rotary develops one’s personality, social skills and people skills. Rotary is for people who like people.

We either meet at 19.30 on Tuesday evening by Zoom or if meeting at a local venue we meet at 18:30 for dinner.
Please contact us for more specific information.