Rotary Club of Geneseo, Illinois

20 Reasons to Join a Rotary Club

1. Friendship

A basic human need: One of the two reasons Paul Harris began Rotary in 1905.

 

2. Business Development

The second original reason for Rotary's beginning.  Everyone needs to network.

 

3. Personal Growth

Membership in Rotary continues one's growth and education in human relations and personal development.

 

4. Leadership Development

Serving in Rotary positions is like a college education in Leadership.

 

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5. Community

Membership and involvement in a Rotary club makes one a better community citizen.

 

6. Continuing Education

Each week at Rotary there is a program designed to inform and enlighten.

 

7. Fun

Rotary is fun. The club projects are fun. Social activities are fun. And the service is fun.

 

8. Public Speaking Skills

Rotary develops confidence and skill in public communication, and the opportunity to use it.

 

9. Citizenship in the World

There are few places on the globe which do not have a Rotary club - instant friends in both the local community and in the world community.

 

10. Travel Assistance

Rotary clubs everywhere may assist in quickly obtaining services of a doctor, lawyer, dentist, etc., while traveling.

 

11. Entertainment

Every Rotary club and district has parties and activities that provide social fun and camaraderie.

 

12. Develop Social Skills

Every week and at various events and functions, Rotary develops one's personality, social and people skills.

 

13. Next Generation Programs

Rotary provides one of the world's largest youth exchange programs; high school and college clubs for future Rotarians, and youth leadership programs.

 

14. Vocational Skills

Rotary fosters growth and development in each person's profession or vocation and encourages sharing this development with others.

 

15. Ethics Reinforcement

Rotarians practice a 4-way Test which governs ethical standards. Rotarians are expected to be ethical in business and personal relationships.

 

16. Cultural Awareness

Rotary is a cross section of the world's most prominent citizens from every background. Rotarians learn to love and work with people everywhere.

 

17. Prestige

Rotary is the oldest and most prestigious service club in the world.

 

18. Nice People

Rotarians are important people who adhere to the policy that while it is nice to be important, it is more important to be nice.

 

19. No "official creed"

Rotary is an open society of men and women who simply believe in helping others.

 

20. The Opportunity to Serve

Rotary is a service club.  This is perhaps the best reason for becoming a Rotarian: the chance to do something for somebody else.