WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME
IF I JOIN?
In an increasingly complex world, 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.
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 and
collectively help others.
Citizenship in the Community
Membership in a Rotary club helps develop better community citizens. The average Rotary club consists of the most active citizens of any community.
Fun – with a purpose
Rotary is doing worthy things and having fun doing them.
Assistance when Travelling
Traveling Rotarians can secure medical and professional assistance as well as services and advice from fellow Rotarians in Clubs throughout the world.
Public Speaking Skills
Many individuals who joined Rotary were uncomfortable about speaking in public. Rotary develops confidence and skill in public communication and the opportunity to practice and perfect these skills.
Development of Social Skills
Every meeting and at various events and functions, Rotary develops one's personality, social skills and people skills. Rotary is for people who like people.
Rotary provides one of the world's largest youth exchange programs; high school and college clubs for future Rotarians; opportunities for spouse involvement; and a host of activities designed to help family members in growth and the development of family values.
Development of Ethics
Rotarians practice a 4-Way Test that
governs their ethical standards. Rotarians
are expected to be ethical in business and
Rotarians are nice people!
Opportunity to Serve
As a service club, Rotary's business is
mankind and its product is service.
This is perhaps the best reason for becoming a Rotarian: the chance to do good.
The number 1 question a prospective member asks is “why should I join Rotary?”