All US Rotary clubs chartered after 1922 are bound by the same prescriptive club constitution written and regularly updated by Rotary International. Article 8 of the club constitution provides that "each member shall be classified in accordance with the member’s business, profession, or type of community service." While there may have been other historical motivations for Rotary classification, it is now considered a way to promote membership vocational and avocational diversity so that clubs do not become comprised primarily of representatives of just a handful of occupations or professions.
When a member joins our Club, the Orientation and Classification Committee proposes a classification to the Board pertaining to you as part of your membership application process. In the course of your career or avocational path, it may be appropriate to change your classification. To initiate a change to your classification, you can contact the Chair of this committee and request a change.