One of the most exciting and rewarding changes in my life has been becoming a Rotary International member. I was first an a Rotary Exchange Student twenty years ago, when I was bit by the travel bug and launched my nomadic tendencies.
You may have seen Rotary signs around town, on various service projects, or heard of Rotary in general. Like many people I talk with though, you may wonder, what is Rotary?
Rotary is an international service organization, with the primary motto of Service above Self.
With 1.2 million members worldwide, comprised of 34,000 clubs around the globe, clubs meet weekly and engage in service oriented project both in their local communities and in partnership with clubs internationally to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.
The Rotary way is illustrated in its four way test:
- Is it the truth?
- Is it fair to all concerned?
- Does it build goodwill and better friendship?
- Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
More to come on Rotary. I will be focusing on Rotary topics each Tuesday, when my club meets weekly.
In Peace & Goodwill,
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