If you would like to find out more about the benefits of Rotary Membership, please contact us.

Club Membership

Every Rotary Club operates independently within a common RI constitution. Membership is drawn from the communities of Tranent, Ormiston, Elphinstone, Macmerry and surrounding areas.  There are different types of membership available - Full, Associate and if you have a business, Corporate.


At Tranent we meet on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday Evening at 18:45 for 19:00. Business often includes a talk on a subject of general interest by an outside speaker..

Every Rotarian has the right to attend the meeting of any other club and Rotarians may invite non-Rotarian guests to their own club meetings.

Weekly meetings promote fellowship and acquaintance. Through this fellowship Rotarians find the inspiration to serve the community.

Service to the community requires Rotarians to devote their time, energy and  skills to particular projects. Although funds are often raised for charity this is not a Rotary club's first aim. The emphasis is on service by each individual Rotarian.

Some Reasons to Join Rotary

Friendship: In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship. It is one of two reasons why Rotary began in 1905.

Business Development: The second original reason for Rotary's beginning is business development. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of every business community. Its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help each other and collectively help others.

Personal Growth and Development: Membership in Rotary continues one's growth and education in human relations and personal development.

Continuing Education: Each week at Rotary there is a program designed to keep one informed about what is going on in the community, nation, and world. Each meeting provides an opportunity to listen to different speakers and a variety of timely topics.

Fun: Rotary is fun, a lot of fun. Each meeting is fun. The club projects are fun. Social activities are fun. Serving others is fun.

Public Speaking Skills: Many individuals who joined Rotary were afraid to speak in public. Rotary develops confidence and skill in public communication and the opportunity to practice and perfect these skills.

Citizenship in the World: Every Rotarian wears a pin that says "Rotary International." There are few places on the globe that do not have a Rotary club. Every Rotarian is welcome - even encouraged - to attend any of the 33,000 clubs in over 200 nations and geographical regions. This means instant friends in both one's own community and in the world community.

Entertainment: Every Rotary club and district has parties and activities that provide diversion in one's business life. Rotary holds conferences, conventions, assemblies, and institutes that provide entertainment in addition to Rotary information, education, and service.

Cultural Awareness: Around the world, practically every religion, country, culture, race, creed, political persuasion, language, color, and ethnic identity is found in Rotary. It is a cross section of the world's most prominent citizens from every background. Rotarians become aware of their cultures and learn to love and work with people everywhere. They become better citizens of their countries in the process.

Nice People: Rotarians above all are nice people - the nicest people on the face of the earth. They are important people who follow the policy of "it is nice to be important but it is more important to be nice."

The Absence of an” Official Creed": Rotary has no secret handshake, no secret policy, no official creed, no secret meetings or rituals. It is an open society of men and women who simply believe in helping others.

The Opportunity to Serve: Rotary is a service club. Its product is serving. Rotarians provide community service to both local and international communities. This is perhaps the best reason for becoming a Rotarian: the chance to do something for somebody else and to sense the self-fulfillment that comes in the process and return of that satisfaction to one's own life. It is richly rewarding.

    Margaret TaitContact Margaret Tait about this page:

    (ALL fields required)

    (If you are a Rotarian, please name your club.)

    (ALL fields required)

    Your email address will not be displayed, once the comment has been approved.

    To reduce spam, http:// and www. are not allowed.

    Membership sub-pages:

    Honorary Member Davie Martin

    more Davie Martin receiving his honorary membership

    Rotary District 1320 Conference

    more The very first District 1320 Conference will be held in Aviemore on 23-24 March 2024.

    Rotary Club of Tranent 50th Anniversary

    more We received our Rotary Club Charter in 1971 and are celebrating our 50 years of service to our communities this year

    President Calum Thomson presenting Scott Glynn MBE with his Honorary Membership

    Scott Glynn MBE

    more Scott Glynn MBE

    Associate Member Kenny McLeod

    Associate Members

    more Associate Members

    Rotary International Convention 2024

    more Join us 25-29 May 2024 in Singapore where we’ll be Sharing Hope With the World!