Rotary club members are business and professional people who volunteer in their communities, encourage high ethical standards, and carry out humanitarian projects throughout the world. Rotary is nonreligious, nongovernmental, and open
to every race, culture, and creed.
Simply said, Rotary is a global network of community volunteers.Together, 1.4 million Rotarians in every nation will lead the way to a brighter future through fellowship and service.
Rotary is both local and international. Promoting peace, fighting disease, supporting education.
Examples of international:
involvement include funding for the eradication of polio throughout the world. Polio still exists in 2 countries Afghanistan and Pakistan (we are 99.9% of the way there).
A better world will only come through careful planning, honest cooperation, and hard work. As Rotarians, we will…………
Rotary was founded on fellowship, an ideal that remains a major attraction of membership today. Club members enjoy the camaraderie with like minded professionals. Club projects offer additional opportunities to develop enduring friendships. Rotary club members who travel have friendly contacts in almost every city in the world.
Club members have many opportunities for humanitarian service, both locally and internationally. Service programs address such concerns as health care, hunger, poverty, illiteracy, and the environment. Rotarians experience the fulfillment that comes from giving back to the community.
With more than 46,000 Rotary clubs in over 160 countries, Rotarians gain an understanding of humanitarian issues through international service projects and exchange programs. One of Rotary’s highest objectives is to build goodwill and peace throughout the world.
Weekly Rotary club programs keep members informed about what is taking place in the community, nation, and world.
Rotary sponsors some of the world’s largest youth exchange, educational exchange, and scholarship programs. Rotary clubs provide innovative training opportunities and mentoring for young leaders and involve family members in a wide range of social and service activities.
Rotary is an organization of successful professionals. Team building, fundraising, public speaking, planning, organization, and communication are just a sampling of the leadership skills that club members can exercise and enhance. Being a Rotary leader provides further experience in learning how to motivate, inspire, and guide others.
Encouraging high ethical standards in one’s profession and respect for all worthy vocations has been a hallmark of Rotary from its earliest days.