Rochester Rotary

Reduced fee structure aims to attract up and coming community and business leaders less than 40 years of age

Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, 248.651.7536/586.817.8414,; Sara Przybylski, EAFocus Communications, 248.877.9200,

Rochester, Mich. —Jan. 16, 2014 – Rochester Rotary, a member club of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, announces a new Young Member program will be offered beginning Feb. 1.

Designed to encourage new membership in the Rochester Rotary club among local business and community leaders, the Young Member program offers a reduced fee structure for members less than 40 years of age. The annual fees for the Young Members will be $420 annually (which includes monthly dues and meals). This fee is half the cost of membership for members 40 years and older; however, Young Members will still be counted as full-fledged active members per the club and Rotary International.

“We are pleased to offer a program that will allow dynamic young professionals in the Rochester area greater accessibility to become involved in the Rochester Rotary Club and its many community service and social offerings,” said Jay Eastman, M.D., Rochester Rotary club president. “The Rochester Rotary club is one of the district’s largest and most active, but in order to remain viable for the long term, we need to provide options that welcome younger members and help expand and carry the club forward for generations to come.”

Under the new Young Member program, current Rochester Rotary club members less than 40 years of age will also receive the reduced fees. For questions on the Young Member program, contact Cary Riggs, membership committee chair, at 248.770.9878 or

To learn more about the Rochester Rotary club, visit

About Rochester Rotary
Formed in 1954 and one of 34,000 member clubs of Rotary International, Rochester Rotary raises and disburses funds for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. Monies are raised through social events and service projects organized by the club, ‘fines’ collected at Rochester Rotary meetings and gifts offered to the club through members and supporters.

The club welcomes new members who live or work in Rochester, Rochester Hills or Oakland Township. For membership information, contact Jeff Whitbey at Rochester Rotary meets each Tuesday at noon at the River Crest Banquet Hall on Avon Road and Livernois in Rochester Hills. Learn more at

About Rotary International
Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who hail from Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self. Rotary clubs are open to people of all cultures and ethnicities and are not affiliated with any political or religious organizations. Learn more at

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