Meetings: 6.15pm Wednesdays at the RSL Club, Sturt Street, Mount Gambier
Definition of Rotary
Rotary is an organisation of business and professional leaders united world-wide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build peace and good will in the world.
The Four Way Test
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill & better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
This so called “first avenue of service” involves activity within the club to help it function successfully on a day to day basis so it can efficiently carry out its other functions for the community & the members. The Vice President is the Club Service Director.
This “Second avenue of service” aims to promote high ethical standards in business & professions, recognises the work of all useful occupations & fosters the ideal of service in all vocations. Includes programs targeted at youth in academic, vocational & sporting areas.
The “Third avenue of service” includes the many efforts the Rotarians make to generally enhance the assets of their life local community & to improve the quality of life for community members, especially those who may be disadvantaged.
Rotary’s “Forth avenue of service” involves many programs and projects which advance international understanding, goodwill and peace. It involves everything from a massive program to eradicate Polio worldwide, through helping provide vital assets in third world villages, to simply personal contact with other cultures and customs.
People join Rotary for many reasons, including of course the chance to serve the community and to be a part of an organisation that CAN help change the world for the better. However friendship and fellowship are also an important motivation for members.