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This is greater rochester rotary

This is Greater Rochester Rotary

Introduction Packet

Greater Rochester Rotary

This is greater rochester rotary

  • Rotary International is governed by a president and a board of directors elected from all over the world.

2008-09 Rotary International President Dong Kurn Lee

South Korea

  • Annually each district elects a district governor

- but each club is autonomous.

District Governor

Roy Sjoberg

What is rotary

What is Rotary?

  • Rotary is an organization of business and professional men and women united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Object of rotary

Object of Rotary

  • The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal 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 his or her occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

  • Third. The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his or her personal, business and community life;

  • Fourth. The advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world of fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of service.

In the beginning

Rotary Founder

Paul Harris

In the beginning…

  • The first Rotary club was organized in Chicago in 1905, by Paul P. Harris.

  • The club, with four members, met in rotation at the offices of the members - thus the name Rotary.

  • The other three original members were Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele and Hiram Shorey

Service above self

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 restrooms in downtown Chicago, IL, USA.

  • Rotary became the world’s first “service club”.

District 5960 area map

District 5960 Area Map

Effective July 1, 2005

Rotary is an international organization

Rotary is an International Organization

  • There are 530 districts in over 200 countries throughout the world.

  • Our club, Greater Rochester Rotary (GRR) is in District 5960 which is comprised of 66 clubs with 3500 members as of 2008.

  • The district covers eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Rotary international

Rotary International

  • District 5960 is in Zone 27 which contains 11 districts and 34,600 members.

  • There are 1,227,545 members worldwide

  • Rotary’s International headquarters is in Evanston, Illinois

The rotary club of greater rochester

The Rotary Club of Greater Rochester

Greater rochester rotary club

Chartered 27

First President was Jack Van Straaten

83 Members

President Denise Kelly

Meetings now at the Ramada

Web Site –

Login: first initial last name

Password: gator6

Greater Rochester Rotary Club



Avenues of service

Avenues of Service

Club Service

2008-2009 officers

Bill Oehler

Lynn Estes

  • Rotary’s first Avenue of Service involves actions a Rotarian must take within the club to help it function successfully.

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Avenues of Service

Vocational Service

2008-2009 Officers

Tracey Fogarty

Patricia McCleese

  • Rotary’s second avenue of service promotes high ethical standards in businesses and professions, recognizes the worthiness of all useful occupations, and fosters the ideal of service in the pursuit of all vocations.

Avenues of service2

Avenues of Service

Community Service

2008-2009 Officers

Neal Engelman

Bill Gaddis

  • Rotary’s third avenue of service comprises varied efforts that Rotarians make to improve the quality of life for those who live within their club’s locality or municipality.

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International Service

2008-2009 Officers

Alan Hansen

Larry Kinsey

Avenues of Service

  • Rotary’s fourth avenue of service comprises those things Rotarians can do to encourage and foster the advancement of understanding and goodwill among people of the world.

The rotary club of grr projects

The Rotary Club of GRRProjects

Major fund-raisers are:

Rotary / US Bank Holiday Classic

GRR Fruit Sale eBay Sales

Your financial obligations

Your Financial Obligations

  • Annual Dues $200.00 /year

  • Meals $10.45 /week

  • Social Events Variable /year

  • The Rotarian Foundation gifts $100/year – 10x10 Clubs?

  • Purchase of Basketball Tickets

    $38 /year

Your obligations in rotary

Your Obligations in Rotary


  • Attendance at the weekly meetings 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 privileges in rotary

The Privileges in Rotary

  • The privilege of FRIENDSHIP with other Rotarians in your community, neighboring cities and towns, throughout the USA and around the world

  • The privilege of GIVING SERVICE to your community

  • The privilege of DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL GOODWILL and understanding

  • The privilege of helping BUILD HIGHER ETHICAL STANDARDS within your vocation

    through the common bond of Rotary

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Your Obligations in Rotary


  • To be a Rotarian you must give of your time and talents:

    • in community work

    • in fellowship and social functions

    • In bringing high ethical standards to your vocation

    • in club and district activities

    • in international service to others

The rotary foundation

The Rotary Foundation

“World Peace through Understanding”

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The Rotary Foundation

  • Paul Harris Fellowships

  • Sustaining Members

  • Benefactors

  • Annual Giving Programs

  • Major Giving

Source of Funds

The four way test of the things we think say or do

THE FOUR-WAY TESTof the things we think, say or do

1. Is it the TRUTH?

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?


4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

This is greater rochester rotary

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Greater Rochester Rotary

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