Build your Professional Network
As the oldest service club in the world, Rotary club members represent a cross-section of the community’s owners, executives, managers, political leaders, and professionals – People who make decisions and influence policy. A founding principle of Rotary is to meet periodically to enjoy camaraderie and widen your circle of business, community and professional acquaintances.
Be a Person of Action
Club members have many interesting opportunities for humanitarian service, both locally and internationally that serve as food for the soul. Our 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.
Make Global Connections
With more than 34,000 clubs in over 200 countries globally, Rotarians gain an understanding of humanitarian issues through international service projects and exchange programs. You will find and build your circle / group based on your interest or hobby, across the world. One of Rotary’s highest objectives is to build goodwill and peace throughout the world and be in the front and center of change.
Rotary was founded on fellowship, an ideal that remains a major attraction even today. Club members enjoy the companionship with like-minded professionals, and club projects offer additional opportunities to develop enduring friendships. Rotary club members who travel have friendly contacts in almost every city in the world.
Weekly Rotary club programs keep members informed about what is taking place in the immediate communities, in the nation, and world. We discuss various perspectives and together, we stay motivated to make a difference.
Youth and Family
Rotary sponsors one of the world’s largest youth exchange programs. Meet young people pursuing interesting avenues. Rotarian families also benefit from a wide range of programs based on culture, service, vocation and more. Rotary clubs provide innovative training opportunities and mentoring for young leaders and involve family members in a wide range of social and service activities.
Fellowship and Fun
Social activities give Rotarians a chance to let loose and have fun. Every Rotary club and district hosts parties and social activities that offer diversions from today’s demanding professional and personal schedules. Conferences, conventions, assemblies, and social events provide entertainment as well as Rotary information, education, and service.
Doing the right thing
Encouraging high ethical standards in one’s profession 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 FRIENDSHIPS? 4) Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Be a Leader
In Rotary, 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. Your leadership journey can begin from your very first day as a Rotarian.
The work you do never goes unnoticed in Rotary. Your time, energy, and passion to improve your communities are placed as examples for others to emulate. Many of our service programs, often partnered with the Government, become signature and model programs. Show impact and your good work and efforts will get recognized in the communities you live and work in.