WHO IS IN THE ROTARY CLUB of DEERFIELD VALLEY?
 
The short answer is people who want to make a difference. The long answer is, all kinds of people. We have realtors and lawyers, small business owners, big business owners, salespeople, bankers, consultants, photographers and retires.
ARE THERE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP?
The only requirements are that you are an adult, that you demonstrate integrity in your daily and professional life, that you want to lead and be active, and that you are willing to make a positive difference in the community.

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A LOCAL BUSINESS?
Rotary is not the Chamber of Commerce, and we don’t pass around business cards at every meeting. Yes, many of our members have local businesses and certainly you can make important connections, but we exist to be a service organization. Many of our members work in other cities and towns. For them, Rotary is about volunteerism and making connections to the community, not just with other business leaders.

HOW MUCH TIME AM I COMMITTING?
Rotary is a commitment, but it’s not a burden. You can keep your day job. You can still spend time with your family. In fact, many Rotarians have brought their children with them to club events or projects, inspiring those kids to become more involved in their communities as they grow.

WHAT IF I CAN’T MAKE EVERY MEETING?
There was a time when Rotarians had to attend every weekly meeting. That wasn’t as difficult when members worked locally. But in today’s world, people live in one place and work in another. Time is at a premium. They can’t take part in every project, hear every speaker, or take an hour every Wednesday morning before work.

We realize everyone cannot attend live, so we have hybrid meetings.  Please join us through Zoom meetings to stay involved.  But as you become involved in Rotary, you’ll also find that you can participate more than you thought because you’ll get out of it more than you imagined.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The Rotary Club of Deerfield Valley dues are $30 each month. 
Dues  are used to support operating expenses, including breakfast, social gatherings and costs incurred in community service.
 
Rotary International Does are $130 every year,  which supports District efforts and International work.

ARE YOU POLITICAL OR RELIGIOUS?
No. We are a service organization, guided by four principles:
    •    The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
    •    High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of   
          the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each
         Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
    •    The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal,
          business, and community life;
    •    The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace
          through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united
          in the ideal of service.

Beyond that, we are bound by the nonpartisan and nonsectarian Four-Way Test. In the things we think, say and do, we ask:
    1    Is it the TRUTH?
    2    Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    3    Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    4    Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

WHAT IS THE  MEMBERSHIP PROCESS?
It is a good idea to come to a few morning meetings, meet some of our members and see if Rotary would be a good fit for you.  If you’d like to learn more, please email rotarydfv@gmail.com
 
Our Membership Committee will meet with you to answer any questions you may have, and to ensure you understand the obligations of membership. Subsequently, the board will approve your application and once approved, you will be inducted into the club at one of our weekly meetings.
 
Rotarians join because they want to make a difference in their communities, and they stay because that’s exactly what they do.
Club Information
Deerfield Valley

Service above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 8:00 AM
Carinthia Base Lodge
Mount Snow
West Dover, VT 05356
United States of America
The Rotary Club of Deerfield Valley meets in a Hybrid format the first 3 Wednesdays of the month. Please email Rotarydfv@gmail.com for further information.