Welcome to the World of Rotary. Rotary Year 2006-2007 President: Alberto Casciati Secretary: PP Winfried Löffler PHF Treasurer: Ian Forbes Past President: PP Hannes van Tonder PHF President-elect : Ron Vader PHF Standing Committees Membership: David Good
President: Alberto Casciati
Secretary: PP Winfried Löffler PHF
Treasurer: Ian Forbes
Past President: PP Hannes van Tonder PHF
President-elect: Ron Vader PHF
Membership: David Good
Club Public Relations: Henry Laubscher PHF
Club Administration: PP Peter Humphreys PHF
Service Projects: Adriaan van Sprang
The Rotary Foundation: PP Arthur Fandam PHF
twenty onwards. 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.
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
Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people.
Membership in a Rotary club makes one a better
community citizen. The average Rotary club consists
of the most active citizens of any community.
Rotary is fun, a lot of fun. Each meeting is fun. The
club projects are fun. Social activities are fun. The
service is fun.
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.
Rotarians practise 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
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?
Lead the Way
Rotary is so much more than the sum of its parts. Every programme of Rotary — the club and district activities, the scholarships and exchanges, and the vast and varied humanitarian projects — serves a different purpose. No two clubs anywhere are exactly alike, and it is this diversity that is our strength. Together, we show the world that a better future is possible anywhere and everywhere and that generosity of spirit, tolerance for differences, and high moral values are not obstacles to success but the path to success. In a world full of ethical challenges, where cooperation among countries and tolerance of differences is so vital to peace, Rotary provides a much-needed example of solid integrity, international cooperation, and the spirit of volunteerism. My theme for the 2006-07 Rotary year, Lead the Way, reflects my belief in the power of Rotarians to change the world. Together, 1.2 million Rotarians will Lead the Way to a brighter future through fellowship and service.
W.B. (Bill) Boyd
President, Rotary International, 2006-07
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?