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ROTARY BROCHURE

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

PUTNAM COUNTY ROTARY CLUB

A Putnam County Community and Vocational Service Club, Chartered 1967

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Meets Thursdays - 6:30 pm at RAY'S PLACE IN HENNEPIN....

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WHAT IS ROTARY?

Rotary is an organization of business and professional men and women, united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build good will and peace in the world.

Each Rotary Club meets weekly so members may enjoy each other’s fellowship and discuss the Club’s service goals. Our Club meets from 6:30 to 8:00 pm each Thursday at RAY'S PLACE in Hennepin, Illinois

Each Club is part of a Rotary District, ours being District 6420 covering a large part of Northern Illinois. Each District is a part of Rotary International, based in Evanston. Worldwide, there are 1,219,532 Rotarians, in 31,936 Rotary Clubs, spanning 166 Countries.

Every Rotarian is welcomed as an honored guest at any Rotary Club Meeting.

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THE OBJECT OF ROTARY

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business and community life;

FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

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The Purpose

of This Pamphlet is...

1. To Give You -- As A Proposed Or Newly Installed Member -- A Bird’s-Eye View of Rotary.

2. To Let You Know What You May Expect Of Your Membership.

3. To Let You Know What Our Club Will Expect Of You As A Member.

4. To Answer Some Of The Questions That You Might Have About Rotary In General... And Our Club In Particular.

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The Four Way Test

OF THINGS WE THINK, SAY, AND DO...

Is it theTRUTH?

Is it FAIR to all concerned?

Will it build GOOD WILL and better friendships?

Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

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In The Beginning...

Rotary was founded in Chicago in 1905 by a group of businessmen led by Paul P. Harris. he first meetings were held at the offices of its founding members, in rotation --thus the name Rotary. s Rotary has grown, so has it’s ability to tackle world-wide, as well as local needs. The Rotary Foundation evolved to carry out the expanding global projects & international programs of Rotary. he Foundation’s success is derived from the commitment of many Rotarian volunteers “in the field” & contributions by Clubs, individual members, & non-Rotarians supportive of Rotary’s endeavors for world health, peace & understanding.

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Your Obligations in ROTARY

PARTICIPATION!

To be a Rotarian you must give of your time and talents.........in community work ......... and in Club activities.

DUES!

The mere cost of about $50 semi-annually covers local, district, and international membership, plus Club activity insurance AND your subscription to the International ROTARIAN magazine! Meals are presently $14/buffet dinner, including tax, tip, coffee or iced tea.

ATTEND!

Good food, great fellowship and interesting meetings will do their part to encourage you to attend all meetings -- do YOUR part by coming! 100% attendance is encouraged and honored in Rotary, though NOT a requirement. This goal can be achieved by attendance at our own meeting or a Club project, or by “making up” at another Rotary Club or District event (or on-line!) within 14 days before or after the meeting missed.

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Declaration

As a Rotarian engaged in a business or profession, I am expected to:

(1) Consider my vocation to be another opportunity to serve;

(2) Be faithful to the letter and to the spirit of the ethical codes of my vocation, to the laws of my country, and to the moral standards of my community;

(3) Do all in my power to dignify my vocation and to promote the highest ethical standards in my chosen vocation;

(4) Be fair to my employer, employees, associates, competitors, customers, the public and all those with whom I have a business or professional relationship;

(5) Recognize the honor and respect due to all occupations which are useful in society;

(6) Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in my community;

(7) Adhere to honesty in my advertising and in all representations to the public concerning my business or profession;

(8) Neither seek from nor grant to a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship.

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ENJOY THE PRIVILEGES OF YOUR ROTARY MEMBERSHIP!

Online Meetings Too !

For those with busy schedules making it hard to attend regularly, try THIS new Rotary invention -- Meet with others world-wide, 24-7! For more info visit http://www.rotary.org or to do a make-up on-line at your own computer, go to www.rotaryeclubone.org

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