Why Join Rotary?

Friendship 
In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship.

Business Development 
The second original reason for Rotary's beginning is business development. 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.

Personal Growth and Development 
Membership in Rotary continues one's growth and education in human relations and personal development.

Leadership Development 
Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people.

Citizenship in the Community 
Membership in a Rotary club makes one a better community citizen. The average Rotary club consists of the most active citzens of any community.

Continuing Education 
Each week at Rotary there is a program designed to keep one informed about what is going on in the community, nation, and world. Each meeting provides an opportunity to listen to different speakers and a variety of timely topics.

Citizenship in the World 
Every Rotarian wears a pin that says "Rotary International." There are few places on the globe that do not have a Rotary club. Every Rotarian is welcomed -- even encouraged -- to attend any of the 29,000 clubs in 194 nations and geographical regions. This means instant friends in both one's own community and the world community.

Assistance When Traveling 
Because there are Rotary clubs everywhere, many a Rotarian in need of a doctor, lawyer, hotel, dentist, advice, etc., while traveling has found assistance through Rotary.

Entertainment 
Every Rotary club and district has parties and activities that provide diversion in one's business life.

The Development of Social Skills 
Every week and at various events and function, Rotary develops one's personality, social skills, and people skills. Rotary is for people who like people.

The Development of Ethics 
Rotarians practice a 4-Way Test that governs one's ethical standards. Rotarians are expected to be ethical in business and personal relationships.

Cultural Awareness 
Around the world, practically every religion, country, culture, race, creed, political persuacion, language, color, and ethnic, identity if found in Rotary.

Prestige 
Rotary members are prominent people who are leaders of business, professions, art, government, sports, military, religion, and all disciplines. Rotary is the oldest and most prestigious service club in the world.

Nice People 
Rotarians above all are nice people.

The Opportunity to Serve 
Rotary is a service club. Its business is mankind. Its product is service. Rotarians provide community service to both local and international communities. This is perhaps the best reason for becoming a Rotarian: the chance to do something for sombody else; to sense the self-fulfillment that comes in the process; and the return of that satisfaction to one's own life. It is richly rewarding.


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