Services

WHAT IS ROTARY?

Benefits of membership

Rotary is Humanity in Motion.

There are many reasons to join a local Rotary club:

Networking
An original goal of Rotary was to allow club members to meet periodically and enlarge their circle of business and professional acquaintances. As members of the oldest service club in the world, Rotarians represent a cross-section of their community’s business owners, executives, managers, political leaders, and professionals – people who make decisions and influence policy.

Service
Club members have many opportunities for humanitarian service, both locally and internationally. Service programs address concerns such as health care, hunger, poverty, illiteracy, and the environment. Rotarians regularly experience the fulfillment that comes from giving back to the community.

Friendship
Rotary was founded on fellowship, a cornerstone that continues to attract members today. Rotarians enjoy camaraderie with like-minded professionals, and club projects provide opportunities to develop enduring friendships. Club members who travel have friendly contacts in almost every city of the world.

Family
Rotary sponsors some of the world’s largest exchange and educational programs. Rotary clubs provide innovative training opportunities and mentoring for young leaders, and they involve family members in a wide range of social and service activities.

Ethics
Encouraging high ethical standards and respect for all worthy vocations has been a hallmark of Rotary from its earliest days. In their business and professional lives, Rotarians abide by 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 FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Leadership
Rotary is an organization of successful professionals. Team-building, fundraising, public speaking, planning, organization, and communication are just some of the leadership skills that club members can exercise and enhance. Being a Rotary leader provides further experience in motivating, inspiring, and guiding others.

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
There are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians, members of more than 29,000 Rotary clubs in 161 countries.
For more information on Rotary International Please visit www.rotary.org

Paul P. Harris, the Founder of Rotary, was born at Racine, Wisconsin, USA on April 19, 1868.Following his graduation from Law School of the University of Iowa in 1891, he decided to travel around the world for the next five years before settling down in Chicago to practice law in 1896.

For next several years, he reflected on conditions of life and business and by 1905 formulated a definite philosophy of business relations. Talking it over with three of his clients, he conceived the idea of organising a club which came into being on 23rd February 1905. He remained active in Rotary until his death on January 27, 1947.

Brief History of Rotary

February 23, 1905.
On this particular day, a Chicago lawyer, Paul P. Harris, called three friends to a meeting. What he had in mind was a club that would kindle fellowship among members of the business community. It was an idea that grew from his desire to find within the large city the kind of friendly spirit that he knew in the villages where he had grown up.

The four businessmen continued to meet, adding others to the group, they rotated their meetings among the members’ places of business, hence the name. Soon after the club name was agreed upon, and so was a wagon wheel design as the club emblem. It was the precursor of the familiar cogwheel emblem now worn by Rotarians around the world. By the end of 1905, the club had 30 members.
The second Rotary club was formed in 1908 half a continent away from Chicago in San Francisco, California. It was a much shorter leap across San Francisco Bay to Oakland, California, where the third club was formed. Others followed in Seattle, Washington, Los Angeles, California, and New York City, New York.

Rotary became international in 1910 when a club was formed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. By 1921 the organization was represented on every continent, and the name Rotary International was adopted in 1922.

CLUB COMMITTEES

Club Service

Directors1. Rtn.Abhijit Agarwal

2. Rtn Kamal Abrol

Membership Development and RetentionRtn C S Ashok
Past Presidents ForumRtn K L Mahajan
Family of RotaryRtn Anil Goel
Inter Club RelationsRtn S S Channi
Cultural ActivitiesRtn G Dinakaran
Public Relations & Rotary Public ImageRtn Farooq Sheik Alam
Rotary Information and Rota QuizRtn K Banerjee
FellowshipRtn Girish Arora

 

Vocational Service

Directors1. Rtn. S C Malhotra

2. Rtn. S S Channi

Career GuidanceRtn C S Ashok
Vocational TrainingRtn Krishna
Consumer Awareness and ProtectionRtn Mohammed H Jadwet
Four Way TestRtn Faizal Jadwet
Entrepreneurship DevelopmentRtn S D’ Costa

 

Community Service

Directors1. Rtn K L Mahajan

2. Rtn Surendra Prahladka

Environment and Pollution ControlRtn G C Jaiswal
Waste Management and RecyclingRtn Rahul Agarwal
Drug Abuse and PreventionRtn Ahmed Badat
LiteracyRtn K Manikavasakam
Welfare of Senior CitizensRtn Yusoof Jadwet
Children at RiskRtn Amit Goyal
Corporate Social ResponsibilityRtn Mohammed H Jadwet
Lifestyle DiseasesRtn Abhijit Agarwal
Blood DonationRtn Zakir Jadwet
Disaster ManagementRtn Shakib Nabi
Eye and Dental CareRtn Dinesh Kumar

 

International Service

Directors1. Rtn Mohammed Jadwet

2. Rtn C S Ashok

Annual GivingRtn Amit Goyal
Matching Grant (Project Planning)Rtn Kunal Prahladka
Group Study Exchange ProgrammeRtn Girish Arora
Art for a CauseRtn Deepak Govind

 

Youth Service

Directors1. Rtn Guruswamy Bhasker

2. Rtn Salim Jadwet

Interact &RotaractRtn Abhijit Agarwal
RY L A Rtn Mohammed H Jadwet
Youth ActivitiesRtn Farooq Sheikh Alam

 

Dream Projects

ChairmanRtn Yacoob H Mohammedy
Traffic and Road SafetyRtn Deepak Govind
Heritage awarenessRtn Farooq Sheikh Alam
Safe Drinking WaterRtn Tarundeep Singh Chawla
Adult EducationRtn Navneet Singh Chawla
Renewable EnergyRtn CS Ashok
Mother and Child Health CareRtn Dinesh Kumar
Animal Resource DevelopmentRtn Deepak Dhingra

RESPONSIBILITIES OF CLUB MEMBERS

The club is the cornerstone of Rotary, where the most meaningful work is carried out. All effective Rotary Clubs exhibit four key characteristic: they sustain or increase their membership base, participate in service projects that benefit their own community and those in other countries, support the Rotary Foundation of RI financially and through program participation and develop leaders capable of serving in Rotary beyond the club level.

ATTENDANCE – Attending weekly club meeting allows members to enjoy their clubs fellowships and enrich their professional and personnel knowledge. If members miss their own club meetings they are encouraged to expands their rotary horizon by attending the make up meetings at any rotary club in the world – a practice that guarantees Rotarians a warm welcome in communities around the globe. For meeting place and times: Consult the officials Directory or use the Club Locator at www.rotary.org, the RI Web side.

SERVICE – By participating in club service projects, members learn about their club’s involvement in local and international projects and can volunteer theirs time and talents where they are most needed.

MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION – To keep clubs strong every Rotarian must share the responsibility of brining new people into Rotary. Even new members can bring guests to meetings or invite them to participate in a service project. The value of Rotary speaks for itself, and the best way to spark the interest of potential members is by letting them experience fellowship and service firsthand. Keeping members interested in Rotary in another responsibility. Good club fellowship and early involvement in service project are two of the best ways to sustain the club’s membership

DECLARATION FOR ROTARIANS IN BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS

 

As a Rotarian engaged in a business or profession, I am expected to :

  • Consider my vocation to be another opportunity to serve;
  • 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;
  • Do all in my power to dignity my vocation and to promote the highest ethical standards in my chosen vocation;
  • Be fair to my employer, employees, associates, competitors, customers, the public and all those with whom I have a business or professional relationship;
  • Recognize the honour and respect due to all occupations which are useful to society;
  • Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in my community
  • Adhere to honestly in my advertising and in all representations to the public concerning my business or profession;
  • Neither seek from nor grant to a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship.

MISSION

The mission of Rotary International.

  • To support its member clubs in fulfilling the object of Rotary.
  • To globally promote the concept of service as a worthy endeavor.
  • To strengthen and expand Rotary to communities around the world.
  • To foster unity among member clubs of the association.

ROTARY'S GUIDING PRINCIPALS

Throughout Rotary’s history, several basic principles have been developed to guide Rotarians in achieving the ideal of service and high ethical standards.

Object of Rotary First formulated in 1910 and adapted throughout the year as Rotary’s mission expanded, the Object of Rotary provided a succinct definition of the organization’s purpose as well as the individual club member’s responsibilities.

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprises and, in particular, to encourage and faster

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 occupation: and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.

THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life:

FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideals of service.