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This is Rotary. Adapted from a presentation by The Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland District 6400. Rotary is an International Organization. There are 534 districts in over 200 countries throughout the world.

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This is Rotary

Adapted from a presentation by

The Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland

District 6400

rotary is an international organization
Rotary is an International Organization
  • There are 534 districts in over 200 countries throughout the world.
  • Our club, Rotary Club of Duncan is in District 5020 which is comprised of 86 clubs with approximately 5,000 members.
  • The district covers Vancouver Island and Western Washington
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.
  • There are approximately 1.2 million men and women in 33,000 clubs worldwide.

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

2009-2010 Rotary International President John Kenny

  • Annually each district elects a district governor

- but each club is autonomous.

2009-2010 District 5020 District Governor Alex Alexander and wife Marnee

women in rotary
Women in Rotary
  • Women have been active in Rotary since 1987.
  • The addition of women represented the single greatest growth in Rotary International since the chartering of The Rotary Club of Winnipeg – The first club outside the United States.
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.
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The Rotary Club of Duncan
  • Club was Chartered June 21, 1930.
  • Club membership is generally between 65-75 active men and women.
  • Club meets weekly on Mondays at 11:45 am at the Silver Bridge Inn.
the rotary club of duncan projects
The Rotary Club of Duncan Projects
  • Once a year, we identify possible projects.
  • Committee prioritizes list to match club goals
  • Board of Directors decides and put forward to club to approve.
  • Rotary Club of Duncan sponsors as many of these projects as possible.
the rotary club of duncan past projects
The Rotary Club of Duncan Past Projects
  • St Anne's Garden Club – Providence Farm 2008-2009
  • The club provided the supervision and labour to install tile in the garden club’s new facility. Approximately 300 total volunteer hours of service.
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The Rotary Club of DuncanProjects
  • Community Center Land Purchase. The club lead major fund raising initiatives to purchase the lands that the Cowichan Community Center sites on.
  • Chesterfield Sport Field. The club provided over$100,000 in funding – this help provide the catalyst to initiate the project to build the facility.
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The Rotary Club of Duncan Projects

Major fund-raisers are:

  • Auction & Dinner
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Chicken Sales
  • Club meetings
the rotary foundation

The Rotary Foundation

“World Peace through Understanding”

paul harris fellows and benefactors
Paul Harris Fellows and Benefactors
  • Many Duncan Rotarians and spouses are benefactors of the Permanent Fund.
  • Over 40 members and partners are Paul Harris Fellows.
the rotary club of duncan exchanges
The Rotary Club of Duncan Exchanges
  • Rotary Youth Exchange Program
    • 16-18 year olds are exchanged world-wide.
    • Part of a 7,000 students/year program.
    • Rotarians host these young people in their homes for three to five months.
    • Students become part of the family.
    • Rotary Club of Duncan has hosted students from: German, Denmark, Japan, Norway,
    • We have sent students to: Italy, Thailand,
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The Rotary Club of Duncan Exchanges
  • Rotary Friendship Exchange Program
    • Groups of members from club within our district do an visit a group of Rotarians from another district in the world for 2-3 weeks.
    • Then the District that hosted our members comes and visits our District for the same period of time.
    • Members pay for their own cost of travel.
    • Our district has done recent exchanges with England and Australia.
    • The purpose of the exchanges is to have fun and foster international understanding.
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The Rotary Club of Duncan Exchanges
  • Group Study Exchanges
    • Teams of one Rotarian leader and four non-Rotarian business or professional young people visit the district for four to six weeks.
    • Rotary Club of Duncan Rotarians have hosted visiting teams, and sponsored out going team members.
    • Our District is doing Exchanges with Germany and Norway in 2009-2010.
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:
object of rotary1
Object of Rotary
  • First. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
object of rotary2
Object of Rotary
  • 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;
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Object of Rotary
  • Third. The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his or her personal, business and community life;
object of rotary4
Object of Rotary
  • 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.

Club Service

    • Those things that a Rotarian does to help make successful the running of the local club.
  • Vocational Service
    • The promoting of the “ideal of service” throughout the business and professional world.
  • Community Service
    • Urges every Rotarian to participate in all activities that make the community a better place in which to live.
  • International Service
    • Encourages and fosters the advancement of understanding and good will among people of the world.
board of directors
Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Duncan are the club

    • President: Dag Waddell
    • President-elect: Corinne deLange
    • Secretary: Roger Hart
    • Treasurer: Pat McCarthy
  • and the following directors
  • Per Dahlstrom, Jack Abercrombie, Rob Ramsay, Nora Dowsett, Arthur Allan, Karen McLinchey, David Gillingham, Tracy Hamilton, Vance Horn.
  • A new board is elected to take office on 1 July of each year.
  • All positions in Rotary are one year terms that change on 1 July.
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?

the privileges in rotary
The Privileges in Rotary
  • The privilege of FRIENDSHIP WITH LEADERS:
    • in your community
    • in neighboring cities and towns
    • throughout Canada
    • around the world
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The Privileges in Rotary
  • 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.

your obligations in rotary
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 club and district activities.
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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.
your financial obligations
Your Financial Obligations
  • Initiation Fee $80 / Once
  • Annual Dues $175 / year
  • Meals (must attend min 60%) $14 / week
  • * Fun Fines $1-5 / week
  • * Social Events $100-200 /year
  • * Rotary Foundation USD$ 100 + / year
  • * Club Auction Fundraiser $300 / year

* Participation is voluntary but encouraged


There are two types of membership in a Rotary club:

  • Active
  • Honorary
Welcome to the

Rotary Club of