This is ROTARY INTERNATIONAL. Rotary Club of Old Town Rotary Information Committee 2010-2011. Purpose of the Rotary Information Meeting. To inform proposed members about Rotary To let you know what you may expect of your membership To let you know what our club will expect of you
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One of the most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics in the world is the Rotary 4-way Test. It was created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932 when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. He drew up a 24 word code of ethics for all employees to follow in their business and professional lives. The 4-Way Test became the guide for sales, production, advertising and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy.
Herb Taylor became president of Rotary International in 1954-55. The 4-way Test was adopted by Rotary in 1943 and has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.
Dr. Arthur P. Latno
Dr. Lewis S. Libby
Charles E. Lunt
Stanley F. Needham
William H. Waterhouse
Albert G. Averill
The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the idea of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
First: The development of acquaintance as an
opportunity for service.
Second: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of their occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
Third: The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to their personal, business, and community life.
Fourth: The advancement of international under-standing, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of service.
Each year we elect our officers in December. These officers are installed in June and conduct the general business of our club at monthly Board of Directors.
Our President, with the approval of our Board of Directors, prepares a budget and makes committee appointments based on the Four Avenues of Rotary-
1. Club Service
2. Community Service
3. Vocational Service
4. International Service
You will be asked to participate on one of our committees by our President.
You will be welcomed by each member of our Club – but remember, you must make an effort to meet and know us.
The Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Old Town are Club Officers the Directors for Club, Vocation, Community and International Service and the Sergeant-at-Arms.
Officers and Board Directors are elected to a one year term which begins July 1st of each year.
Board of Directors
Those things that a Rotarian does to help make successful the running of the local club.
The promoting of the “ideal of service”
throughout the business and professional world.
Participate in all activities which make
the community a better place in which
Encourage and foster the advancement
of understanding and good will among
people of the world.
Community Service: Patty St. Peter
Club Service: Dave Wollstadt
Vocational Service: Linda Bryant
International Service: David Zelz
Sergeant at Arms: Clarence Bryant
The Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and professions is a statement of recent origin. It was adopted by the Rotary International Council on Legislation in 1989 to provide more specific guidelines for the high ethical standards called for in the Object of Rotary.
As a Rotarian engaged in a business or profession, I am expected to:
1. Consider my vocation to be another opportunity to serve;
2. Be faithful to the letter and to the spirit of the ethical codes of my vocation, to the laws of my country, and to the moral standards of my community;
3. Do all in my power to dignify my vocation and to promote the highest ethical standards in my chosen vocation;
4. Be fair to my employer, employees, associates, competitors, customers, the public and all those with whom I have a business or professional relationship;
5. Recognize the honor and respect due to all occupations which are useful to society;
6. Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of special needs of others; and to improve the quality of life in my community;
7. Adhere to honesty in my advertising and in all representations to the public concerning my business or profession;
8. Neither seek from nor grant to a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship.
...in your community
...in neighboring cities
...all over the U.S.A.
...in all parts of the world
Thru the common
To be a Rotarian you must give of your time and talents; participate
...in community work
...in Club and District activities
...in social functions
Regular attendance is urged in Rotary
You must attend two thirds of all club meetings each six months.
If you miss three meetings in a row the attendance committee will contact you.
You can make up meetings at another Rotary Club within 14 days in advance or 14 days after a missed meeting of our Club. Club service projects also qualify.
You can attend a club Board of Directors meeting for make up credit.
You can volunteer your time at a club sanctioned service project
Treasurer: Sandy Morin 827-9875
A membership classification system is used in Rotary
to insure that a variety of professions and vocations
are represented in each Club. Each member is
assigned a classification recognizing their profession.
There are three types of membership in a Rotary Club.
Active - primary holder of a specific classification
Past Service - a member who has previously retired
Honorary - an individual selected by the Board to be honored for a given year.
The Club fiscal year begins on July 1st with the installation of new officers. The Board of Directors adopts a budget in July prepared by the new President.
Our club maintains two funds:
A. Club Operations - the cost of operating our club
including all social functions.
B. Club Projects - the charitable activities of our club
Fund Raising Projects
Happy and Sad Dollars
We never use income from club projects to fund any of our club operations.
The club files a federal income tax return every year as a non profit corporation.
Fund Raising Events - Examples
The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs.
The Foundation’s Humanitarian Programs fund International Rotary club and district projects designed to improve the quality of life.
Through its Educational Programs the Foundation provides funding for about 1200 students to study abroad each year.
The Rotary Foundation is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share the vision of a better world.
Paul Harris Fellow
Anyone who contributes US $1000 to the Annual Programs Fund or has that amount contributed in his or her name can be designated a Paul Harris Fellow.
Contributions may be made in annual increments of $100 or more with the intent of becoming a Paul Harris Fellow. Contributors are designated as a Paul Harris Sustaining Member.
District 7790 – Zone 9
Bangor Noon Club:
Wellman Commons Tuesday at 12:00 Noon
China Hill Restaurant Tuesday at 6 p.m.
The Maine Grind Tuesday at 12 noon.
Jeff’s Catering Thursday at 7:00 a.m.
Katahdin Area (Millinocket):
Millinocket Regional Hospital Wednesday at 12:00 Noon
The club secretary has a copy of the latest directory for all Rotary clubs in the world. If you plan to travel check the listing for meeting locations. If you have make up cards or an attendance question contact: Jennifer Fogel at 827-8031 or via e-mail at [email protected]
Remember: No organization is greater than its individual members.
YOU ARE ROTARY !
Old Town Rotary Club: www.oldtownrotary.org