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"Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves."
As Club President, you lead and motivate your club, ensuring that club members feel valuable, inspired, and connected to each other.

What you do

  • Preside over club and board meetings
  • Appoint committee chairs and members
  • Conduct club assemblies
  • Create a budget and manage club finances, including an annual audit
  • Develop a safe environment for youth participants
  • Work with your district governor and assistant governor
For a detailed month by month breakdown of key tasks, please refer to the "Timeline For Club President" for your year (left side of page).
How to prepare 
The year of planning before you take office is crucial to achieving the objectives you set out for your club. As president-elect, you work with your assistant governor and incoming leadership team to set annual goals that support your club’s strategic plan. In this year you should:
  • Assess your club’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and risks in order to set goals
  • Develop an action plan for your annual goals, which support long-term achievements
  • Appoint committee chairs
  • Ensure continuity in leadership and service projects

Resources & reference


Rotary support

  • Immediate Past President
  • Assistant Governor
  • District leaders
  • District Administrator, Kathy Hegedus  616-935-9559