Rotary on Facebook
Rotary Club Jerusalem (not functional at
Rotary member Sunil K Zachariah maintains a website called eFlash_Rotary
where he posts daily updates on Rotary activities.
This is an excellent source of information, not only for Club bulletin editors and social media coordinators but for everyone interested in Rotary and Rotary activities.
ROTARY GLOBAL REWARDS
The good you do comes back to you.
Rotary's member benefits program
gives Rotary and Rotaract club members access to discounts on a variety of
products and services selected with
their interests in mind.
Rotary is an organization of successful professionals. Team-building, fundraising, public speaking, planning, organization, and communication are just some of the leadership skills that club members can exercise and enhance. Being a Rotary leader provides further experience in motivating, inspiring, and guiding others.
Prospective members must:
• Hold (or be retired from) a professional, proprietary, executive, managerial, or
• Have demonstrated a commitment to service through personal involvement,
• Be able to meet the club's weekly attendance or community project participation
• Live or work within the vicinity of the club or surrounding area.
Why join Rotary:
20 answers formulated by Rotary International Past President Richard King
1. Friendship: In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the
most basic human needs: the need for friends and fellowship. It is one of the
two reasons why Rotary began in 1905.
2. Business development: The second original reason for Rotary's beginning.
Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of every business
community. Its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help one another and collectively help others.
3. Personal growth and development: Membership in Rotary continues one's
growth and education in human relations and personal development:
4. Leadership development: Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful
people. Serving in Rotary positions is like a college education in Leadership: learning
how to motivate, influence, and lead leaders.
5. Citizenship in the community: Membership in a Rotary club makes one
a 'better' community citizen. The average Rotary club consists of the most active citizens in any community.
6. Continuing education: Each week at Rotary there is a program designed to
keep one informed as to what is going on in the community, nation, and world.
Different speakers, different topics.
7. Fun: Rotary is fun. A lot of fun. Each meeting is fun. The club projects are fun.
Social activities are fun. And the service is fun.
8. Public speaking skills: Many an individual who joined Rotary was afraid to
speak in public. Rotary develops confidence and? skill in public communication,
and plenty of opportunities to speak!
9. Citizenship in the world: Every Rotarian wears a pin that says: "Rotary International". And every Rotarian is welcome--even encouraged to attend-at over
29,000 clubs in 163 nations and other geographical regions. There are few places
on the globe that ` do not? have a Rotary club. Instant friends in both one's
community, and in the world community.
10. Assistance when travelling: Sincethere are Rotary clubs everywhere,
many a Rotarian who has needed a doctor, lawyer, hotel, dentist, advice, etc.,
while traveling has found it quickly - through Rotary.
11. Entertainment: Every Rotary club and district has parties and activities that
provide diversion in one's business life. Rotary has conferences, conventions,
assemblies, and institutes that provide entertainment in addition to Rotary
information, education, and service.
12. Development of social skills: Every week and at various events and
functions, Rotary develops one's personality, social, and people skills. Rotary is
for people who like people, or who want to.
13. Family programs: Rotary provides one of the world's largest youth
exchange programs; high school and college clubs for future Rotarians; partner's
clubs and programs, and a host of activities designed to assist family members in
growth and the development of family values.
14. Vocational skills: Every Rotarian is expected to take a part in the growth and development of his or her own profession or vocation; to serve on committees and
to teach youth about one's job or vocation. Rotary helps make one a better doctor,
lawyer, teacher, or whatever one does for a living.
15. 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.
16. Cultural awareness: Around the world, practically every religion, country,
culture, race, creed, political persuasion, language, color, and ethnic identity is
found in Rotary. It is a cross section of the world's most prominent citizens from
every background. Rotarians become aware of other cultures and learn to love
and work with people everywhere. They become better citizens of their countries
in the process.
17. Prestige: Rotary members are prominent people: leaders of business, the
professions, art, government, sports, military, religion, and all disciplines.
Rotary is the oldest and most prestigious service club in the world. Its ranks are filled with executives, managers, and professionals, people who make decisions and
influence policy. Not everyone is invited to join Rotary.
18. Nice people: Rotarians above all are nice people; the nicest people on the
face of the earth. They are important people who adhere to the policy that while
it is nice to be important, it is more important to be nice.
19. Absence of official creed: Rotary has no secret handshake, no secret policy,
no official creed, no secret meetings or rituals. It is an open society-of men and
women who simply believe in helping others.
20. 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 the best reason perhaps for becoming a Rotarian: the chance to do something for somebody else. And to sense the
self-fulfillment which comes in the process. And the return to one's own life. Rotarians believe in service above self, it is richly rewarding. "he profits most who serves the best".