Avenues of Focus


We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through the above Seven Avenues of Focus, which are the foundation of club activity.

  • Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.
  • Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. Learn more in  and the .
  • Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest. Learn more in and this .
  • International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.
  • Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as , , , and .
Club committees coordinate their efforts in order to achieve the club’s annual and long-range goals. The president-elect, president, and immediate past president work together to support continuity of leadership and succession planning.
Whenever it’s feasible, committee members should remain on a committee for three years to ensure consistency. The president-elect is responsible for appointing committee members to fill vacancies, appointing committee chairs, and conducting planning meetings before the start of the year in office. It is recommended that any committee chair have experience as a member of the committee. The RI Board recommends each club have the following committees:
  • Club Administration. Supports effective operation of the club. This club also has the major fundraising committees under the administration section.
  • Membership. Develops and implements a comprehensive plan for attracting and engaging members.
  • Public Relations. Develops and implements plans for providing the public with information about Rotary and promoting the club’s service projects and activities.
  • Service Projects. Develops and implements educational, humanitarian, and vocational projects that address the needs of the community and communities in other countries.
  • Rotary Foundation. Develops and implements plans for supporting The Rotary Foundation through both financial contributions and grant participation.
 Clubs can establish additional committees if needed.
Training Requirements
Club committee chairs should attend the district training assembly before serving as chair.
Relation to the District Leadership Team
Club committees should work with assistant governors and relevant district committees.
Reporting Requirements
Club committees should regularly report their activities to the club board and at club assemblies.