Rotary International

The Rotary Club of Alexandra Headland is part of Rotary International and a proportion of our club fees go towards the many projects of Rotary International.

In addition, as a club member you receive Rotary International magazines and exclusive access to Rotary International website

At the global level Rotary does some amazing work, more recently in eradicating Polio and large Community Health programs.

Rotary’s programs are developing the next generation of leaders, providing funding to make the world a better place, and making peace a priority. And our programs are not just for club members. Learn how you can make a difference in your community through Rotary.

Rotary is an organisation of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women. The world’s Rotary clubs meet weekly and are non- political, non-religious, and open to all cultures, races and creeds.

The main objective of Rotary is service in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy and violence. They also support programmes for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers and other professionals plus vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.

1. Professional Networking: A founding principle of Rotary was to provide a forum for professional and business leaders. Members are leaders in business, industry, the professions, the arts, government, sports, the military, and religion. They make decisions and influence policy. Rotary is the oldest most prestigious service-club organisation in the world.

  2. The Opportunity to Serve: Rotarians provide service at both the community and international levels. Service programs address health care needs, hunger and poverty, illiteracy, disaster relief, and environmental clean-ups to name a few. Members experience the fulfillment that comes from giving back to the community.

 3. Personal Growth and Development: Membership in Rotary ensures continuing personal and professional development. Leadership, public speaking and communication, organisation and planning, team-building, fundraising and teaching are just a sampling of the skills that can be exercised and enhanced through Rotary.

4. Friendship: Fellowship was a primary reason Rotary was started in 1905 and it remains a major attraction. Today, with more than 30,000 Rotary clubs in over 160 countries, Rotarians have friends wherever they go. Rotary helps to build community as well as enduring friendships.

Interested in finding out more about this worldwide organisation, see the website below:

http://www.rotary.org