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 GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
The Object of Rotary
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
- FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
- SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
- THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
- FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
What is Rotary
Worldwide Organization of Volunteers
Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs located in 167 countries. Rotary celebrated it’s 100th anniversary on February 23, 2005!
You can read more about the history of Rotary here:
History of Rotary
Members of a Rotary club are part of a diverse group of professional leaders working to address various community and international service needs and to promote peace and understanding throughout the world.
Rotary International sets goals each year that our 1.2 million Rotarians work toward. Polio Eradication was one of those goals that started as small club project in 1985.
In 1988, the World Health Assembly challenged the world to eradicate polio. Since that time, Rotary’s efforts and those of partner agencies, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and governments around the world, have achieved a 99 percent reduction in the number of polio cases worldwide.
Some of the reasons people join Rotary are:
Charitable giving with knowledge and control of where it’s going
Peace and Understanding throughout the world
Fellowship and camaraderie with other club and community members
International Service Projects
Networking for their professional life
If the Rotary goals and projects interest you we would like to invite you to join us for dinner at one of our weekly meetings.
You can meet our members, and enjoy an evening with others who like to get involved.