Interested in Rotary and wondering how you can become involved in some way? Becoming a Member of a Rotary club is a way you could choose to make a real difference There are many benefits to Rotary membership:
In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of our basic needs: the need for friendship. It is one of the two reasons Rotary was founded in 1905.
The second reason for Rotary’s origination was business development. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of the business community, from all walks of life. Rotarians seek to help each other and collectively help others.
Rotary is a service with the motto Service Above Self. Rotarians provide community service locally and internationally. This is perhaps the best reason for becoming a Rotarian: the chance to do something for somebody else and to experience the self-fulfillment that comes from the process. It is a richly rewarding activity.
Rotarians practise a Four Way Test, a test that governs our ethical standards. Rotarians are expected to be ethical in business and personal relationships.
Membership of Rotary continues to provide opportunities for growth and education in human relations and personal development.
Every Rotary club and District has fellowship activities that provide a diversion from business life. Conferences, conventions and assemblies also provide good entertainment in addition to information, education and service.
Each week at Rotary there is a program designed to keep members informed about community, national and world events. Guest speakers and timely topics are presented and discussed.
Rotary is fun; the people make it an enjoyable experience! Many lifelong friendships have emanated from belonging to a Rotary club.Of course the best way to find out more about Rotary is to visit a Rotary meeting and find out for yourself. You will be warmly welcomed whether you are interested in joining or if you simply would like to learn more about how Rotary works...
Other ways to get involved with Rotary:
You could donate to a club or Rotary initiative
You could volunteer to speak at a club about a cause or interest
If you are a school pupil, you could take part in a competition
If you represent a charity, you could get your club to support you
You could volunteer to help the club in one of its initiatives, without becoming a member
To find out how you can get involved with your local community, register your interest here and we'll get in touch with details of your local clubs and open events closest to you
As a Rotarian, I will:
1. Exemplify the core value of integrity in all behaviors and activities.
2. Use my vocational experience and talents to serve in Rotary.
3. Conduct all of my personal, business, and professional affairs ethically, encouraging and fostering high ethical standards as an example to others.
4. Be fair in all dealings with others and treat them with the respect due to them as fellow human beings.
5. Promote recognition and respect for all occupations which are useful to society.
6. Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in my community.
7. Honor the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavor or reflect adversely on Rotary or fellow Rotarians.
8. Not seek from a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship.