Rotary Club of Helderberg PO Box 1226, Somerset West 7129 Republic of South Africa
Rotary Year 2009-2010 President: David Good Secretary: PP Winfried Löffler PHF Treasurer: Ian Forbes Past President: PP Niels Swellengrebel President-elect: Alan Hartley Standing Committees Membership: Jill & Mervyn Cole Club Public Relations: Henry Laubscher PHF & Eleanor Roberts Club Administration: PP Peter Humphreys PHF & PP Keith Viljoen PHF Service Projects: PP Hannes van Tonder PHF +1 The Rotary Foundation: Pierre Ytier
Rotary is open to all professional persons. Rotary is colour and gender blind and is looking for open-minded caring people to join. Why join Rotary? Here are some of the reasons.
Friendship: In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellow- ship. It is one of the two reasons why Rotary began. Personal Growth & Development: Membership in Rotary continues one’s growth and education in human relations and personal development. Leadership Development: Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people.
Citizenship in the Community: Membership in a Rotary club makes one a better community citizen. The average Rotary club consists of the most active citizens of any community. Fun: Rotary is fun, a lot of fun. Each meeting is fun. The club projects are fun. Social activities are fun. The service is fun.
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 32.176 clubs in 168 nations worldwide. This means instant friends in both one’s own community and in the world community. The Development of Social Skills: Rotary develops one’s personality, social skills, and people skills. Rotary is for people who like people.
The Development of Ethics: Rotarians practice a 4-Way Test that governs one’s ethical standards both at home and in the workplace. Rotarians are expected to be ethical in business and personal relationships. 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 friendship? 4.) Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
The Future of Rotary Is in Your Hands. In Rotary, each one of us has been assigned a job. Its title is Rotarian. Our duties are to offer relevant service locally and internationally, and to expand our club’s capacity for service by inviting professional and business leaders to become members and promoting a positive image locally. Our job description also calls for each of us to be an example of ethical behaviour in our professional and personal lives, to act as leaders in our club and community, and to fully support Rotary’s highest priority of polio eradication. The job of Rotarian brings immense benefits. We enjoy incomparable fellowship with one another and the great personal satisfaction that comes from serving others. If you believe in Rotary and its power to make a difference in the world, it is time to stand up and commit to doing the best job you can — with all of your mind, your heart, and your soul. John Kenny President, Rotary International, 2009-2010
The Opportunity to Serve: Rotary is a service club. Its business is mankind. Its product is service. 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; to sense the self-fulfillment that comes in the process. It is richly rewarding. If you feel you are that kind of person, who enjoys other people and who wants to improve the quality of life in our community, why not join Rotary?
Rotary Club of Helderberg PO Box 1226, Somerset West 7129 Republic of South Africa If you are interested call: President David Good E-Mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 0824164841