There are many reasons to join a local Rotary club:
An original goal of Rotary was to allow club members to 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.
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
Rotary was founded on fellowship, a cornerstone that continues to
attract members today. Rotarians enjoy camaraderie with like-minded
professionals, and club projects provide opportunities to develop
enduring friendships. Club members who travel have friendly contacts in
almost every city of the world.
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.
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
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER
4. 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.