Why would you want to join Rotary?
What you get out of Rotary will largely depend on what you put into it.
So here are 10 good reasons why you should join
the Rotary Club of Greenville City Center:
- Friendship: The need for friendship and fellowship is one of two reasons why Rotary began in 1905. So in an increasingly complicated world, Rotary provides you with one of the most basic human needs.
- Business Development: The second original reason for Rotary’s beginning is business development. Everyone needs to network. Our Rotary consists of a cross-section of the local business community. Our members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help each other and collectively help others.
- Leadership and Personal Growth: Membership in Rotary can help your personal growth and education in human relations, and develop better leadership skills.
- Citizenship in the Community: Membership in a Rotary club makes you a better community citizen. The average Rotary club consists of some of the most active citizens of any community.
- Citizenship in the World: Every Rotarian wears a pin that says “Rotary International.” There are few places on the globe that do not have a Rotary club. Every Rotarian is welcome – even encouraged – to attend any of the 33,000 clubs in over 200 nations and geographical regions. This means instant friends in both your own community and in the world community.
- Public Speaking Skills: Many individuals who joined Rotary were afraid to speak in public. Rotary develops confidence and skill in public communication and the opportunity to practice and perfect these skills.
- The Development of Ethics: Rotarians practice the 4-Way Test that governs one’s ethical standards. Rotarians are expected to be ethical in business and personal relationships.
- Cultural Awareness: Around the world, practically every religion, country, culture, race, creed, political persuasion, language, color, and ethnic identity is found in Rotary. It is a cross-section of the world’s most prominent citizens from every background. Rotarians become aware of their cultures and learn to love and work with people everywhere. They become better citizens of their countries in the process.
- The Absence of an” Official Creed”: Rotary has no secret handshake, no secret policy, no official creed, no secret meetings or rituals. It is an open society of men and women who simply believe in helping others.
- The Opportunity to Serve: Rotary is a service club. Rotarians provide community service to both local and international communities. This is perhaps the best reason for becoming a Rotarian: the chance to do something for somebody else and to sense the self-fulfillment that comes in the process and return of that satisfaction to one’s own life. It is richly rewarding.
In conclusion, many of the membership requirements are designed to help our Club members more fully participate in and enjoy their Rotary experience.