SERVICE ABOVE SELF
Rotary was not long to recognize that fellowship alone would not keep a group together. There needed to be a purpose. The first service project was public rest rooms in downtown Chicago, IL, USA. Rotary became the world’s first service club. OBLIGATIONS
Participation: To be a Rotarian you must give of your time and talents:
• in community work
• in fellowship and social functions
• in club and district activities.
Attendance at the weekly meeting is a benefit of Rotary. A minimum of 60% is expected. “You can easily maintain your attendance levels by making up at another Rotary club meeting, participating in Club service projects, and activities.”
• The acquaintance of persons one ought to know
• Genuine and good fellowship – Enlightenment as to other person’s work, problems and success
• Education in methods that increase efficiency
• Stimulations of one’s desire to be of service to his fellowship and society in general
• Developing a new outlook of one’s own business or profession. Seeing it as a service to the community rather than that an instrument of private gain.