[Incoming President JoAnne Tanner and Outgoing President Dwight Chambers]

The Rotary Passport Club of District 5180 is a civic organization of consisting of people who seek to make a difference in their community by providing volunteerism and financial resources to the Rotary clubs throughout Rotary District 5180 Greater Sacramento.  Unlike traditional Rotary Clubs that meet weekly, the Rotary Passport Club has only four "in-person" meetings per year, sponsors no service projects and performs no fundraising activities.  Instead, members are encouraged to attend any of the meetings of any of the other Rotary clubs in the District on days and at times that are convenient for them.  Members are also encouraged to support the service projects and fundraising activities of any Club in the District that they find appealing as their schedule permits.  The primary objective of membership is making a difference by achieving desired outcomes on demand.

Membership in the Rotary Passport Club is a privilege and an honor. The Rotary Passport Club holds its members to the highest of ethical standards.  To become a member, a prospective member must be sponsored by a current member of the Rotary Passport Club or a current Rotarian in good standing in any of the other clubs of District 5180, and submit an application for membership.  Once the board of the Rotary Passport Club has reviewed and approved the prospective member's application, the prospective member is presented to the current club membership for acceptance.  Upon acceptance, completion of a dues payment agreement and payment of a new member fee, the prospective member will officially become a member of the Rotary Passport Club.  An induction ceremony of new members will be held at each quarterly "in-person" meeting of the Rotary Passport Club.

[2017-2018 Board of Directors]

Membership in this unique Rotary club was conceived for (1) Recent graduates (21 or older), (2) Former Rotaract and Interact members who wish to continue their Rotary journey, (3) Former Rotarians who left the organization due to financial reasons, job relocation or other life events, but want to come back to Rotary, (4) Current Rotarians who are considering terminating their membership due to life events, (5) Current Rotarians looking for a new Rotary club within the District to transfer to, and (6) People who are new to Rotary and want to get to know the clubs in the District before choosing one to transfer to.  The affordable dues structure and flexible nature of the Rotary Passport Club could be the right fit for anyone looking to make a difference.   

The leadership of the Rotary Passport Club has three functions: (1) Communicate with the membership the opportunities for impactful volunteerism, (2) Educate the membership on all things Rotary, including its programs, global humanitarian efforts, and leadership opportunities, and (3) Perform activities and fulfill reporting requirements of Rotary International to maintain the Club's good standing,

Now that you know a little more about the Rotary Passport Club, is it right for you?  Reach out to us and let us know if we can answer any questions for you on what it's like to live life as a Rotarian. Follow us on FACEBOOK at https://www.facebook.com/RotaryPassport5180/.

Mike Reinero
Charter President
Rotary Passport Club of District 5180

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.