Inductions

Induction of a new Member

Material required:
Lapel Pin
Dinner Badge (for the new member & partner)
Framed copies of the “Four Way Test” & “The Object of Rotary”
A folder of Rotary Information (including District Directory – Rotary car window logo- Copy of RDU)
Small arrangement of flowers for female partner. Bottle of wine for male partner

President to quote:
“Could all Board of Directors present themselves to the front, please”.
“Sergeant-at-arms, please present (mention the new inductee and partner’s names) to the podium and the
prospective member’s sponsor.......................”.
Sergeant-at arms to quote:
“President........................Rotary friends and friends of Rotary, it is my pleasure to introduce
........................(New member’s name) for induction into our Rotary Club. I would also like to
introduce..............”(Wife/partner’s name)

President to quote:
Rotarian................(Sponsor’s name) as you are the sponsor of our new member, would you like to say a few
works in support of your nomination and tell us a little about our soon to be inducted member”.

Sponsor to quote:
“Thank you President.......................” (President’s name)
(and then say a few nice words about the inductee and partner, including how long they have lived in the
area, their children, if any, and the new members profession – past or present. Finishing with the words;
“Fellow Rotarians, I believe .................(name of inductee) membership to our club will be a great asset to
Rotary in general and to our club in particular”.

President to quote:
“Sergeant-at-arms, would you please present (Inductee’s name) a copy of the Four Way Test”.
(Sergeant reads and then presents a framed copy of the “Four Way Test” to the inductee.)

President to quote:
“Thank you Sergeant”.
“Membership Director/Officer, could you please present our inductee with a copy of the Object of Rotary”.
(To be read by the Director, before presenting the framed copy)

President to quote:
“Fellow Rotarians, would you please stand?”
“It is my privilege and pleasure to welcome into membership of our club,...
(Full name of inductee) whose application has been approved in accordance with the constitution and bylaws of this club”.
“.........(First name of inductee) you have been invited to join the Rotary Club of...................
because we believe that you possess those qualities required by a Rotarian. We know that you are well
aware of, and have accepted the obligations and responsibilities which membership of Rotary requires”.