The various possibilities to search for member, events, projects, newsletters, bulletins, articles and documents in Polaris have one starting point. It is the magnifying glass in the top right corner of the page.
When you click on this icon, the following possibilities are shown:
Location of the search element
Search members (Yearbook)
The result list is empty at the beginning, because the entire member list is huge and not useful. You need to restrict the search by entering some term you are looking for and then click on the
button to start the search.
You should enter at least 3
(but more are advisable) in the first field (marked red). It does not matter if the characters are at the beginning, in the middle or at the end of the word. Also upper-, lowercase, umlauts and accent marks are meaningless.
If you enter multiple words separated by space, AND operator is applied.
In the example above, the search for "Haber" as a name will return all "Grieshaber" as well as "Häberli",
"Häberling", "Habersaat" and "Wildhaber, etc.
Words or characters to search for
In the second field (marked blue) you must say which personal data should be searched. You can chose from:
This offers you enormous possibilities to find people. E.g. Looking for members living or working in "Lenzburg", or members working in a certain company.
Note: Members may intentionally hide their personal data. In such case you will not find them.
Which personal data should be searched?
In the third field (marked green) you can specify in which club the member should be. You can chose only one club. By default all clubs of the country are searched.
The club list is sorted by district and within district alphabetically
by club name. Special clubs, foundation, fellowships and other units are
If you do not enter any character in the first field (marked red) and choose one club here, then you will get members of that club.
Which club should be searched?
Search of new members
The search for new members is analogy to the search for members (Yearbook), and will bring only members who joined Rotary or Rotaract in the past 3 months.
As there are usually not too many, the entire result list is shown at the beginning without invoking the "Filter" button. For further restriction, use the filter possibilities described above.
Search members - In Memoriam
The current year is preset in the year selection (green field) and initial list shows all members deceased in the current year. You can reset the filter to get the complete list or you can choose another year. The first filed (marked red) allows you to restrict the list by entering a name or part of it.
It is possible that you will not find your deceased friend here! Only members for which the club has created In-memoriam article and made it available to the community are shown. Many clubs do not do that. If you do not find the
person here, please contact the club secretary. For GDPR reasons it is not possible to search for deceased members in Polaris.