WHAT IS ROTARY?

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE STAND FOR

WHAT IS ROTARY?

Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer, founded Rotary in 1905. Rotary is an international service organization of 1.6 million members worldwide providing humanitarian service across the globe.
 

WHO BELONGS TO ROTARY?

Rotarians are your neighbours, friends, leaders, problem-solvers and youth in their community who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the world, in our communities and in ourselves. They are men and women looking for an enjoyable way to put something back into their world.
 

WHAT DO WE DO?

  • PROMOTE PEACE
  • FIGHT DISEASE
  • PROVIDE CLEAN WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE
  • SAVE MOTHERS AND CHILDREN
  • SUPPORT EDUCATION
  • GROW LOCAL ECONOMIES
 

SERVICE

 
Rotary donates tens of thousands of dollars each year to community groups and initiatives such as
 
  • Rotary Shelter House
  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Wilderness Discovery Centre
  • Annual Rotary Santa Clause Parade
  • High School awards and recognition
 

THE ROTARY FOUR-WAY TEST

It is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use in their personal and professional relationships.
 
Of the things we think, say or do
 
Is it the TRUTH?
 
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
 
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
 
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 

HOW WILL JOINING ROTARY BENEFIT ME AS A PERSON?

By helping others in your community you will develop your leadership skills, expand your business and personal network and enjoy fellowship of other service-minded people. If you wish,. there are opportunities to participate in Rotary activities at the district and international levels.
 

IS ROTARY ALL BUSINESS AND NO PLAY?

Not at all. Fellowship and Friendship is integral to Rotary. It is what brings us all together, working in harmony while making a difference in our community and in the world. Family is also a cornerstone of Rotary. The partners and families of members have always played a very important role in the Rotary organization.
 
 
 
 
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