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Avenues of Service

For 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

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

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

Community Service is the opportunity Rotary clubs have to implement club projects and activities that improve life in the local community.

International Service

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.

Benefits of Rotary

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 community.


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?
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!
Posted 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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George Poulos
Janet Slawinski
Toni Byrnes
Mark LeHocky
Community Service
Casmir Kmak
Youth Service
Mark LeHocky
Gary Rauch
Sergeant at arms
Ronald Groebe
Darren Thompson
Immediate Past President
Janet Slawinski
Rotary Foundation
Toni Byrnes