Thinking about joining Rotary Club?
Here are just a few reasons to consider. Then visit a meeting and find out for yourself.
1. Professional Networking
As one of the world’s oldest and largest service clubs, Rotary Club of Wichita (Downtown) members represent a cross-section of the community’s business owners, executives, managers, political leaders and professionals – people who make decisions and grow the economy. You won’t find a better service group.
2. Service Opportunities
Club members have many opportunities for humanitarian service, both locally and internationally. Service programs address such concerns as children’s literacy, poverty and economic education. Rotarians experience the fulfillment that comes from giving back to the community.
3. International Awareness
With more than 34,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas, Rotarians gain an understanding of humanitarian issues through international service projects and exchange programs. One of Rotary’s highest objectives is to build goodwill and peace throughout the world.
Rotary was founded on fellowship, an ideal that remains a major attraction of membership today. Club members enjoy the camaraderie with like-minded professionals, and club projects offer additional opportunities to develop enduring friendships. Rotary club members who travel have friendly contacts in almost every city in the world.
5. Thought-Provoking Speakers
Weekly programs keep members informed about what is taking place in the community, nation, and world. They inform, inspire and motivate members in every sphere of life.
6. Ethical Environment
Encouraging high ethical standards in one’s profession and respect for all worthy vocations has been a hallmark of Rotary from its earliest days. In their business and professional lives, Rotarians abide by The Four-Way Test: Of the things we think, say or do:
1) Is it the TRUTH?
2) Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3) Will it BUILD GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4) Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
7. Leadership Development
Rotary is an organization of successful professionals. Team building, service, public speaking, planning, organization and communication are just a sampling of the leadership skills that club members can exercise and enhance. Being a Rotary leader provides further experience in learning how to motivate, inspire, and guide others.
8. Diversity in Membership
Our club’s membership represents a variety of the community’s professional men and women, including leaders in business, industry, the arts, government and nonprofit. Rotary clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.