Why Join Rotary?

  • 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 Rotary began in 1905.

     

  • 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.

     

  • PERSONAL GROWTH and DEVELOPMENT - Membership in Rotary continues one’s growth and education in human relations and personal development.

     

  • LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT - Rotary is an organisation ‘of leaders and successful people. Serving in Rotary positions provides an education in leadership: how to motivate, influence and lead leaders.

     

  • CITIZENSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY - Rotary membership makes one a better community citizen. One becomes aware of community concerns and can participate in devising and providing solutions.

     

  • CONTINUING EDUCATION - Weekly programs provide different speakers: different topics, member’s topic talks add to this flow of useful information.

     

  • FUN - Rotary should be fun: meetings should be fun... social activities, club projects and service should be fun!

     

  • PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS - Rotary, through the many opportunities it provides develops confidence and skill in public communication.

     

  • WORLD CITIZENSHIP - Our organisation is international, attendance at any of the 28,000 clubs encourage our service activities encompassing the world and generally relies  on a partnership between clubs in different countries

     

  • ASSISTANCE WHEN TRAVELLING - The hand of Rotary fellowship is available when the need arises as one travels in distance parts - medical, dental, legal, travel etc.

     

  • ENTERTAINMENT - Social activities, conferences, concerts, conventions, assemblies etc are part of Rotary “Life”

     

  • DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL SKILLS - Involvement leads to the development of one’s personality, social and people skills. Rotary is for people who like people, or who would like to.

     

  • FAMILY PROGRAMS - Apart from the multitude of club social activities which can involve family members Rotary offers a range of youth and young adult programs, support for schools and community youth and social groups through which all can benefit

     

  • VOCATIONAL SKILLS - As a Rotarian, you are expected to take part in the growth and development of your own calling. Rotary can help to make you a better professional or businessperson.

     

  • THE DEVELOPMENT OF ETHICS - Rotarians practice the 4-way test: Ethical behaviour in business and personal relationships is expected of you.

     

  • CULTURAL AWARENESS - Rotary provides access to a cross section of the world’s population - almost every religion, nationality, race, creed, political persuasion, language, colour and ethnic identity is represented.

     

  • PRESTIGE - Rotarians are prominent members of their community: they represent all sectors of society - professions, the arts, military, business, religion, disciplines etc. Rotary is the oldest and most prestigious civic service organisation. Its members are decision makers who can influence policy!

     

  • NICE PEOPLE - Rotarians are nice people: they are important people who adhere to the policy that while it is nice to be important, it is more important to be nice.