Why Rotary? 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.
The Opportunity to Serve
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.
The Development of Ethics
Rotarians practise a Four Way Test, a test that governs our ethical standards. Rotarians are expected to be ethical in business and personal relationships.
Personal Growth and Development
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.
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.