years, Rotary's commitment to Service Above Self has been channeled
through the Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of club
activity. To get started on a project, think broadly about how your club
and its members could contribute within each avenue.
Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the smooth
functioning of Rotary clubs. Learn about effective club service in
Membership and Training.
Vocational Service involves club members serving others through their
professions and aspiring to high ethical standards. Rotarians, as
business leaders, share skills and expertise through their vocations,
and they inspire others in the process.
Community Service is the opportunity Rotary clubs have to implement
club projects and activities that improve life in the local community.
International Service encompasses efforts to expand Rotary's
humanitarian reach around the world and to promote world understanding
and peace. It includes everything from contributing to PolioPlus to
helping Rotary Youth Exchange students adjust to their host countries.
New Generations Service
New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by
youth and young adults through leadership development activities such as
RYLA, Rotaract and Interact club service projects, and creating
international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.
Meetings are each Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. at BEGGARS PIZZA 12700 S. KEDZIE BLUE ISLAND, IL Stop by and make up a meeting with us.
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.
Building Communities, Bridging Continents!
by Kathleen Kobak
on Aug 27 2010
Welcome to our website! We are glad you decided to visit us via
the web and hope you enjoy looking around! Our Rotary club includes
both business professionals and retirees; men and women. Rotary is for
people who are interested in volunteering, serving others, and giving
back to the community. It is also about fun and fellowship!
The Rotary motto is "Service Above Self" and we serve in our communities
as well as around the globe. Serving others is very gratifying and
there are many people around the world who need us. It makes one feel
"on purpose" because we make a difference in many lives'.
We are always looking for motivated and service-minded people to join us
in our efforts! If you would like to meet new people, learn more about
us and this fabulous organization, please contact us and be our guest at
our next luncheon meeting. Rotary is not just a bunch of "old men"
getting together to eat lunch. We are active, alive, and energized!
We meet every Tuesday at 12:15 pm at Fountain Hills Golf Club in Alsip.
Stop in and stay for lunch! We look forward to seeing you soon!
Mailing address: Rotary Club of Blue Island-Crestwood, P.O. Box 184, Blue Island, IL 60406-9998
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