WHY JOIN ROTARY
Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship. It is one of two reasons why Rotary began in 1905.
Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of every business community. Its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help each other and collectively help others.
Personal Growth and Development
As a member of Rotary, you continue your growth and education in human relations and personal development. Every week and at various events and functions, Rotary helps to develop an individual's personality, social skills and public speaking skills. Rotary is for people who like people.
Rotary is an organisation of leaders and successful people who happily mentor, motivate and influence aspiring leaders.
Citizenship in the Community
The average Rotary club consists of the most active citizens of any community.
Each weekly meeting provides an opportunity to listen to different expert speakers on a variety of timely topics from around the community, nation and world.
Rotary is fun - A LOT of FUN! Each meeting is fun, our club projects are fun and our social activities are fun. The service is fun.
Public Speaking Skills
Many individuals who joined Rotary were afraid to speak in public. Ask any of our members and they'll tell you that their confidence and skills in public communication improved after joining Rotary.
Citizenship in the World
There are few places in the world that do not have a Rotary club. Every Rotarian is welcome - even encouraged - to attend any of the 29,000 clubs in 194 nations and geographical regions. This means instant friends in both your own community and the world community.
Assistance when Traveling
Because there are Rotary clubs everywhere, many Rotarians in need of a job, doctor, lawyer, hotel, dentist, advice, etc., while traveling have found assistance through Rotary.
Every club and district has parties and activities that provide diversion from business. Rotary holds conferences, conventions, assemblies that provide entertainment in addition to Rotary information, education and service.
Youth Exchange Programs
Rotary provides one of the world’s largest international youth exchange programs and youth leadership training.
The Development of Ethics
Rotarians are required to be ethical in their business and personal relationships.
Rotary is a cross section of prominent citizens from practically every country, religion, culture, political persuasion, language, and ethnic identity who learn to work with people everywhere becoming better citizens of their countries in the process.
The Opportunity to Serve
The chance to do something for somebody else and experience the self-fulfillment that comes in the process is richly rewarding.
No "Official Creed"
There are no secret handshakes, policies or official creed in Rotary. Neither are there secret meetings or rituals. It is an open society of men and women who simply believe in helping others.
Rotarians above all are nice people - the nicest people on the face of the earth. They are important people who follow the policy of it is nice to be important but it is important to be nice.