Rotary International is...
... the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are busniness and professional men and women who volunteer their time to work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto: "Service Above Self.”
NETWORKING - Members meet periodically and enlarge their circle of business and professional acquaintances. As members of the oldest service club in the world, Rotarians represent a cross-section of their community’s business owners, executives, managers, political leaders, and professionals – people who make decisions and influence policy.
SERVICE - Club members have many opportunities for humanitarian service, both locally and internationally. Service programs address concerns such as health care, hunger, poverty, illiteracy, and the environment. Rotarians regularly experience the fulfillment that comes from giving back to the community.
FRIENDSHIP - Rotarians enjoy camaraderie with like-minded professionals, and club projects provide opportunities to develop enduring friendships.
FAMILY - Rotary sponsors some of the world’s largest exchange and educational programs. Rotary clubs provide innovative training opportunities and mentoring for young leaders, and they involve family members in a wide range of social and service activities.
ETHICS - Encouraging high ethical standards and respect for all worthy vocations has been a hallmark of Rotary from its earliest days. In their business and professional lives, Rotarians abide by
The Four-\Way Test:
Of the things we think, say or do:
• Is it the TRUTH?
• Is it FAIR to all concerned?
• Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
• Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Rotary is an organization of successful professionals. Team-building, fundraising, public speaking, planning, organization, and communication are just some of the leadership skills that club members can exercise and enhance. Being a Rotary leader provides further experience in motivating, inspiring, and guiding others.
Prospective members must:
• Hold (or be retired from) a professional, proprietary, executive, managerial, or community position,
• Have demonstrated a commitment to service through personal involvement,
• Be able to meet the club's weekly attendance or community project participation requirements,
• Live or work within the vicinity of the club or surrounding area.