The Rotary International Board of Directors has adopted these minimum standards for an effective club:
    • Pays its Rotary membership and district dues without outside assistance
    • Meets regularly
    • Makes sure its members subscribe to The Rotarian or a Rotary regional magazine
    • Implements service projects that address needs in the local and international community
    • Receives visits from the governor, assistant governor, or an RI officer
    • Maintains appropriate liability insurance for the geographic region in which it is located, or pays mandatory liability insurance with the club dues invoice (United States and its territories only)
    • Acts in a manner consistent with the Rotary International Constitution, Rotary International Bylaws, and Rotary Code of Policies
    • Updates club membership and officers in a timely manner at Rotary.org, via data integration, or by sending information to data@rotary.org
    • Resolves club disputes in an amicable manner
    • Maintains cooperative relations with the district
    • Cooperates with Rotary International by not initiating or maintaining litigation against it, The Rotary Foundation, associate foundations, or the international offices of the Secretariat
    • Follows and completes the election review process established in the Rotary International Bylaws These standards are only the beginning of what makes a successful Rotary club. Work with your assistant governor to ensure that your club reaches its full potential.