Classifications

The Rotary Classification Principle

Virtually all membership in Rotary is based upon a "classification." Basically a classification describes the distinct and recognized business or professional service that the Rotarian renders to society. The principle of Rotary classification is somewhat more specific and precise. In determining the classification of a Rotarian it is necessary to look at the "principal or recognized business or professional activity of the firm, company or institution" with which an active member is connected or "that which covers his principal and recognized business or professional activity."

It should be clearly understood that classifications are determined by activities or services to society rather than by the position held by a particular individual. In other words, if a person is the president of a bank, he or she is not classified as "bank president" but under the classification "banking."

It is the principal and recognized activity of a business or professional establishment or the individual's principal and recognized business or professional activity that determines the classification to be established and loaned to a qualified person. For example, the permanently employed electrical engineer, insurance adjustor, or business manager of a railroad company, mining company, manufacturing concern, hospital, clinic, etc., may be considered for membership as a representative of the particular work he or she may be doing personally or as a representative of the firm, company or institution for which the professional service is being done.

The classification principle also permits businesses and industries to be separated into distinct functions such as manufacturing, distributing, retailing and servicing. Classifications may also be specified as distinct and independent divisions of a large corporation or university within the club's territory. such as a school of business or a school of engineering. The classification principle is a necessary concept in assuring that each Rotary club represents a cross section of the business and professional service of the community.

In 1995 the Council on Legislation permitted the admission of retired people who had never been in Rotary but would have been qualified. These individuals can be admitted as past service members and are the only Rotarians without a current or former classification.

This listing is by no means a definitive list and you are welcome to advise the webmaster of any additions

 

• Accounting Service-Management

• Accounting Service-Personal

• Addressing Service

• Advertising, General

• Advertising, Direct Mail

• Advertising, Outdoors

• Advertising, Periodical

• Advertising, Radio

• Advertising, Specialty

• Advertising, Aerial

• Aircraft-Maintenance

• Aircraft-Sales

• Airport Management

• Airport Services

• Airport Transportation

• Alcohol & Drug Programs

• Answering Services

• Antique Sales

• Apartment, Rentals

• Appliances-Retail

• Appliances-Service

• Appraising Service-Commercial

• Architecture-Building

• Architecture-Landscape

• Artists Materials-Retail

• Asphalt Products

• Association Management

• Athletic Club

• Athletic Teams

• Auctioning Services

• Audio Visual Services

• Auto-Body

• Auto-Care

• Auto-Clubs

• Auto-Customizing

• Auto-Leasing

• Auto-Rentals

• Auto-Sales New

• Auto-Sales Used

• Auto-Sales Foreign

• Auto-Servicing

• Auto-Towing

• Auto-Wrecking

• Baking-Commercial

• Baking-Pastry

• Baking-Retailing

• Banking-Commercial

• Banking-Retail

• Banking-Services

• Barbering

• Bath Fixtures-Sales

• Bath Fixtures-Refinishing

• Beauty Salon

• Beauty Salon-Supply

• Beverage-Distribution

• Beverage-Retailing

• Bicycle-Manufacturers

• Bicycle-Retailing

• Bicycle-Service

• Blueprint Services

• Boat-Services

• Boat-Sales New

• Boat-Sales Used

• Book-Distribution

• Book-Publishing

• Book-Sales

• Bookkeeping Services

• Bottle Gas Distribution

• Bowling Centers

• Broadcasting-Radio

• Broadcasting-Television

• Building Construction

• Building Materials-Retailing

• Building Services

• Burglar Alarm Services

• Business Forms & Systems

• Business Services

• Bus Transportation

• Cable Television Services

• Camera-Rental

• Camera-Repair

• Camera Sales-Retail

• Candies-Retail

• Carpet-Cleaning

• Carpet-Sales

• Catering Services

• Cemeteries

• Chamber of Commerce

• Check Cashing Services

• Child Care Services

• Chiropractic Services

• Cleaning Services-Home

• Cleaning Services-Commercial

• Clock-Sales

• Clock-Service

• Closet Organizer Systems

• Clothing-Children

• Clothing-Collectible

• Clothing-Men

• Clothing-Women

• Clubs & Associations

• Cocktail Lounges

• Coffee Distribution

• Collection Services

• Communications-Paging

• Communications-Systems

• Computer-Consulting

• Computer-Furniture

• Computer-Hardware

• Computer-Retail

• Computer-Services

• Computer-Software

• Computer-Supplies

• Computer-Training

• Construction-Commercial

• Construction-Remodeling

• Construction-Re

• Contractors-Electrical

• Contractors-General

• Contractors-Grading & Paving

• Contractors-Masonry

• Contractors-Painting

• Contractors-Roofing

• Contractors-Supplies

• Copier-Sales

• Copier-Services

• Copier-Supplies

• Copywriters

• Cosmetics-Retail

• Counseling Services

• Courier Services

• Credit Card Accounting

• Credit Card Services

• Credit Union Services

• Cycle Accessories-Retail

• Dance Studio

• Data Processing

• Day Care

• Decorating Materials-Retailing

• Delicatessen

• Dental Lab

• Dentistry-General

• Dentistry-Oral Surgery

• Dentistry-Orthodontics

• Dentistry-Preventative

• Department Stores

• Desktop Publishing

• Developers

• Direct Mail Services

• Draperies-Retail

• Drug Stores

• Dry Cleaners

• Dry Goods-Retailing

• Education-Primary

• Education-Commercial

• Education-Community College

• Education-Private Schools

• Education-Secondary

• Education-Special

• Education-University

• Educational Services

• Educational Supplies

• Electrical Supplies-Retail

• Electrical Supplies-Wholesale

• Electronic Manufacturer

• Electronic Products-Retail

• Emergency Services

• Employment Agency

• Employment Sills Training

• Engineering-Audio

• Engineering-Civil

• Engineering-Communication

• Engineering-Electrical

• Engineering-Industrial

• Engineering-Marine

• Engineering-Petroleum

• Law-Bankruptcy

• Law-Business

• Law-Civil Litigation

• Law-Computer

• Law-Commercial

• Law-Contract

• Law-Copyright

• Law-Corporation

• Law-Criminal

• Law Enforcement

• Law-Estate Planning

• Law-Family

• Law-General Practice

• Law-Insurance

• Law-Labor

• Law-Malpractice

• Law-Personal Injury

• Law-Real Estate

• Law-Workers Compensation

• Lighting Supplies

• Liquor & Wine-Retailing

• Loans-Commercial

• Loans-Real Estate

• Loans-SBA

• Luggage-Retailing

• Lumber-Retailing

• Machine Shop

• Management Consulting

• Management Training

• Medical Products

• Microfilming

• Mobile Home Park Management

• Mortgage Companies

• Motorcycle-Retail

• Motorcycle-Service

• Moving & Storage

• Music Stores

• Newspaper Publishing

• Non-profit Organizations

• Nursing Services

• Office Equipment

• Office Supplies

• Opticians

• Optometrists

• Party Supplies-Retailing

• Pet Grooming

• Pet Shop

• Petroleum Distribution

• Photo Finishing

• Photography-Aerial

• Photography-Commercial

• Photography-Portrait

• Physical Therapy

• Picture Framing

• Polygraph Services

• Pool Services

• Postal/Message Services

• Postal Service

• Printing Broker

• Printing-Checks

• Printing Services

• Property Management

• Public Utilities-Gas/Electric

• Public Utilities-Telephone

• Public Utilities-Water Service

• Publicity/Public Relations

• Real Estate-Commercial

• Real Estate-Consulting

• Real Estate-Management

• Real Estate-Relocation Service

• Real Estate-Rentals

• Real Estate-Residential

• Recording Services

• Recreational Services

• Recycling Services

• Rehabilitation-Medical

• Religion

• Reporting Services-Deposition

• Restaurant-Fast Food

• Restaurant-Family

• Restaurant-Management

• Restaurant Specialty-Mexican

• Restaurant Specialty-Pizza

• Restaurant Specialty-Sandwich

• Retirement Homes

• Rubber Stamp Co.

• Savings & Loans Associations

• Secretarial Services

• Security Services

• Security Systems

• Service Stations

• Sewing Machines-Retailing

• Scouting

• Shoes-Retailing

• Shopping Center Management

• Signs

• Sporting Goods-Retailing

• Stationers

• Stock & Bond Breakage

• Storage Services

• Tax Service

• Taxi Services

• Tire Sales-Retail

• Tire Sales-Wholesale

• Title Companies

• Toys-Retailing

• Tractor Sales & Service

• Transportation-Air

• Transportation-Ambulance

• Transportation-Bus

• Transportation-Limousine

• Transportation-Truck

• Travel Agency

• Tree Services

• Trophy-Retailing

• Vending Supplies

• Video Production Services

• Waste Disposal Services

• Water Treatment

• Welcoming Services

• Word Processing Services