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1 What is Rotary? Information evening May 13, 2003

2 Tuesday, May 13, 2003 What is Rotary? “Rotary “Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.”

3 Tuesday, May 13, 2003 High Ethical Standards The Four Way Test of the things with think, say and do: The Four Way Test of the things with think, say and 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?

4 Tuesday, May 13, 2003 A Brief History February 23, 1905 February 23, 1905 Paul Harris Paul Harris Sylvester Schiele Sylvester Schiele Hiram Shorey Hiram Shorey Gustavus Loehr Gustavus Loehr

5 Tuesday, May 13, 2003 The Rotary Emblem

6 Tuesday, May 13, 2003 Rotary International Winnipeg Manitoba – 1910 Winnipeg Manitoba – million service minded men and woman 1.2 million service minded men and woman 30,000 Rotary clubs 30,000 Rotary clubs

7 Tuesday, May 13, 2003 Members Part of a diverse group of business and professional leaders Part of a diverse group of business and professional leaders Membership in a Rotary Club is by invitation Membership in a Rotary Club is by invitation Rotarians plan and carry out a remarkable variety of humanitarian, educational and cultural exchange programs Rotarians plan and carry out a remarkable variety of humanitarian, educational and cultural exchange programs

8 Tuesday, May 13, 2003 The Rotary Foundation U$ 90m annually U$ 90m annually $26.50 in 1917 $26.50 in 1917 After 6 years $ After 6 years $ $50,000 by 1932 $50,000 by st ½ million dollars in st ½ million dollars in million dollars in million dollars in 1965

9 Tuesday, May 13, 2003 The Rotary Foundation 3H Program 3H Program Educational Program Educational Program

10 Tuesday, May 13, 2003 Polio Plus In In 1985, Rotary made a historic commitment to immunize all of the world's children against polio By By the 2005 target date for certification of a polio-free world, Rotary will have contributed in excess of half a billion dollars to the cause.

11 Tuesday, May 13, 2003 Rotary Mottos "He Profits Most Who Serves Best" "He Profits Most Who Serves Best" "Service Above Self" "Service Above Self"

12 Tuesday, May 13, 2003 A Great Opportunity To Serve To Serve To Meet People To Meet People For Personal Growth and Development For Personal Growth and Development To Have Fun To Have Fun For Cultural Awareness For Cultural Awareness To Develop Public Speaking Skills To Develop Public Speaking Skills

13 Tuesday, May 13, 2003 Sow the Seeds of Love "...To "...To Sow the Seeds of Love is to find opportunities to serve every day, every moment of our lives. To Sow the Seeds of Love is to think of others first, and ourselves in terms of what we can do for others..." Bhichai Rattakul President, Rotary International

14 Tuesday, May 13, 2003 Thank You The The members of the Rotary Club of Kapuskasing wish to thank all you for giving up your evening and allowing us this opportunity of giving you this brief presentation on Rotary.


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