Clubbing in Rotary -  Rotary Means Business
This Fellowship’s mission statement is:  “Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them, and by referring others to them.”
Paul Harris (founder of Rotary) had been very successful in business, and he valued hard work and ethical practice in whatever occupation his fellow Rotarians had worked or were continuing to work. He realised that skills acquired from the workplace could be very useful in Rotary and he saw no reason why Rotarians shouldn’t support each other in their businesses and occupations.
It is not uncommon in Rotary clubs for Rotarians to support each other’s business enterprises on an informal basis. This might include purchasing from their stores, attending their specialist clinic, or seeking their professional financial or legal advice and many others.
However the practice of networking in Rotary became more formalised in 2004 with the first Rotary Means Business chapter established in San Francisco. Other Rotary clubs in the area followed this lead and established their own chapters. Unfortunately, over time, these groups became inactive, as there was no central organisation to keep them together. 
In 2008 a Sydney Rotarian visited the San Francisco Bay area and discovered Rotary Means Business. On his return to Australia he established a RMB chapter in Sydney.
Back in San Francisco Rotary Means Business resumed and a website was launched in 2011.
Finally at the end of 2013 the Directors of Rotary International formally approved Rotary Means Business as an International Fellowship.
In 2017 the Fellowship partnered with Rotary Global Rewards to enhance the value of both organisations.
Global Rewards is a program that offers Rotary and Rotaract members discounts on products and services such as travel, entertainment and merchandise. It was established to help clubs enhance member satisfaction and retention and to thank members for their service and generous support for the Rotary Foundation. 
There are several styles of organisation of Rotary Means Business:
  • Single Club Model.  This is a single club arrangement that is not so popular now. Most clubs find interacting with other Rotary Means Business chapters more beneficial due to the potential range of exposure to many other Rotarians for networking
  • Multi–Club Model. This is where groups of Rotary clubs get together to form their own chapter. Currently this is the most common method of organisation.
  • District Model. This style works successfully when there is the support of the District Governor and district level membership and vocational service chairs.
  • National Model. This model is no longer encouraged by the Fellowship although a few areas, mostly in South America have been organised in this way.
There is a lengthy guide to forming a local chapter of the Fellowship and certain policies, procedures and some legal matters accompany these requirements. However, there is considerable latitude in how each chapter conducts its meetings or gatherings of Rotarians.