Officers and Directors
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Rotary Foundation

Why Rotary?

20 Reasons to Join A Rotary Club

1. Friendship
A basic human need: One of the two reasons Paul Harris began Rotary in 1905.

2. Business Development
The second original reason for Rotary's beginning.  Everyone needs to network.

3. Personal Growth
Membership in Rotary continues one's growth and education in human relations and personal development.

4. Leadership Development
Serving in Rotary positions is like a college education in Leadership.

5. Community
Membership and involvement in a Rotary club makes one a better community citizen.

6. Continuing Education
Each week at Rotary there is a program designed to inform and enlighten.

7. Fun
Rotary is fun. The club projects are fun. Social activities are fun. And the service is fun.

8. Public Speaking Skills
Rotary develops confidence and skill in public communication, and the opportunity to use it.

9. Citizenship in the World
There are few places on the globe which do not have a Rotary club - instant friends in both the local community and in the world community.

10. Travel Assistance
Rotary clubs everywhere may assist in quickly obtaining services of a doctor, lawyer, dentist, etc., while traveling.

11. Entertainment
Every Rotary club and district has parties and activities that provide social fun and camaraderie.

12. Develop Social Skills
Every week and at various events and functions, Rotary develops one's personality, social and people skills.

13. Next Generation Programs
Rotary provides one of the world's largest youth exchange programs; high school and college clubs for future Rotarians, and youth leadership

14. Vocational Skills
Rotary fosters growth and development in each person's profession or vocation and encourages sharing this development with others.

15. Ethics Reinforcement
Rotarians practice a 4-way Test which governs ethical standards. Rotarians are expected to be ethical in business and personal relationships.

16. Cultural Awareness
Rotary is a cross section of the world's most prominent citizens from every background. Rotarians learn to love and work with people everywhere.

17. Prestige
Rotary is the oldest and most prestigious service club in the world.

18. Nice People
Rotarians are important people who adhere to the policy that while it is nice to be important, it is more important to be nice.

19. No "official creed"
Rotary is an open society of men and women who simply believe in helping others.

20. The Opportunity to Serve
Rotary is a service club.  This is perhaps the best reason for becoming a Rotarian: the chance to do something for somebody else.

Note: Special thanks to Past RI President Rick King who penned the original 20 Reasons to Join a Rotary Club.