The administration of members in Polaris is based on the principle of maintaining the data in a single place and on the unique identification of all members. This counteracts the redundancy of dual membership. Nevertheless, dual membership in Rotary and Rotaract is possible in Polaris.
A member with dual membership can be either:
- a member of a Rotaract club and registered as guest in a Rotary club, or ...
- a member of a Rotary club and registered as guest in a Rotaract club.
It is more likely that Rotaractors will become Rotarians over time than vice versa. Therefore, option 2 is preferable.
The following restrictions apply:
- The member pays dues in only one club (his/her home club).
- His/her personal data is only maintained at the member's home club.
- The member's attendance statistics are only kept in his/her home club.
- The member cannot hold a board position in the guest club. However, he or she may serve there on a committee.
Rotarian can not be honorary member in a Roratact club. Rotaract does not have honorary membership.
If you are concerned about dual membership, consider your transfer to a Rotary Club. Then ask to be registered as a guest in your home Rotaract club. If you insist on being listed in both clubs in the Rotary International directory, ask the guest club to mark you as a honorary member.