Rotary Club of Somers, CT

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What is Rotary?

 

  • Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
  • There are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians, members of more than 29,000 Rotary clubs in 161 countries.
  • The world's first service club was founded in Chicago, Illinois, USA on February 23,1905 by an attorney named Paul Harris who decided to found a club where the members might be acquainted with one another, while giving back to the community they lived and worked in. Meetings used to rotate between members' businesses (hence the name "Rotary").

What is the Object of Rotary?

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster the four following items;

1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

2. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity    to serve society;

3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business and community life;

4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The Four Way Test 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? 

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