WHY JOIN ROTARY?
In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship. Club members enjoy the camaraderie 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.
The second original reason for Rotary's beginning is business networking. 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. Rotarians help each other and collectively help others.
PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Membership in Rotary continues one's growth and education in human relations and personal development.
With more than 32,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas, Rotarians gain an understanding of humanitarian issues through international service projects and exchange programs. One of Rotary's highest objectives is to build goodwill and peace throughout the world.
LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT
Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people. Serving in Rotary positions is like a college education. Leadership - learning how to motivate, influence, and lead leaders.
CITIZENSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY
Membership in a Rotary club makes one a better community citizen. They are better informed from guest speakers, better engaged within the community in the various service projects. The average Rotary club consists of the most active citizens of any community.
Social activities give Rotarians a chance to let loose and have fun. Every Rotary club and district hosts parties and activities that offer diversions from today's demanding professional and personal schedules. Conferences, conventions, assemblies, social events and leisure fellowships provide entertainment as well as Rotary information, education, and service.