Sunday, August 25, 2013

Rotary: Make A World Of Difference

Rotary: Make A World Of Difference

By Ronald I B Ibettson

Rotary International is a service organization that is aimed at bringing together professional and commercial leaders with the goal of fostering better relationships and supporting the health and growth of the greater community. Those who join this club are held to a strict standard, given that the duty of serving others takes precedence over serving the self. This is a secular organization and thus, it does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, age or gender.

To be come a member of Rotary normally requires a sponsor, however anyone interested in joining should contact their local club. Membership is open to all interested parties who have something to contribute. It is a non-religious, non-political and multi-ethnic organization and welcomes men and women who want to make a difference to anyone anywhere in the world.

This organization has more than 1.2 million members throughout the world. Those who belong to this organization will often host social functions and these gathering will usually meet once per week. These can be as simple as breakfast, lunch or dinner meeting in which goals and activities are discussed. These meetings can be held in public places but are frequently held at member lodges. They offer exchanges and scholarships, literacy programs and many other resources and activities for community enrichment.

Members value and promote high ethical standards and these are promoted in all personal and professional endeavors. This is the way in which group participants promote peace and the well-being of the community. They additionally value jobs or professionals that are useful to others.

The promotion of increased international understanding is another way in which Rotarian's remain service driven. They do this by encouraging professional throughout their world chapters to network with one another. These individuals are united by the same ideal service.

Rotary International maintains its headquarters in Evanston, Illinois. It was formed in 1905 and has many branches in different countries throughout the world and numerous official languages. Paul P. Harris was the founder.

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