What is Rotary, and how is it organized?
Rotary is an international organization of people united worldwide to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world through fellowship and commitment to “service above self.” The over 30,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide are organized into Districts, and total approximately 1,200,000 members.
What happens at a Rotary meeting?
Usually there is a meal, a brief discussion of the club activities and projects, and then a speaker or other program. Program topics cover a wide spectrum and are presented by Rotarians as well as invited speakers with the
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expertise in a particular area. Rotary is an extremely friendly organization, and most speakers and guests quickly feel right at home and experience fellowship that unites all Rotarians worldwide.
Projects that the Rotary Club of Chicago Near South has been involved in
In addition to involvement in District and International projects (such as the eradication of polio, student scholarships, and disaster relief),the Near South is involved in several projects affecting the local community and the Chicago metropolitan area. These projects are often in conjunction with local hospitals, educational institutions, social agencies, community organizations, and local businesses. For example, with the support of Distric 6450, we have worked with organizations and agencies providing food for the needy,
educational enrichment in the schools, anti-aging and vitality fitness classes, and other community needs. In the international area, our club has provided resources and personnel for Katrina Relief in New Orleans, training in orthotics and prosthetics in Columbia, construction of a much needed water distribution system and rebuilt school for a Haitian town, coordination with Easter Seals to support treatment for autism, and many other projects.