Village Rotary Rotary International
Rotary International is an organization of
service clubs known as Rotary Clubs located all over the world.
It is a secular organization open to all persons regardless of
religion, race, color, creed, gender, or political preference.
There are more than 32,000 clubs and over 1.2 million members
worldwide. The members of Rotary Clubs are known as Rotarians.
The purpose of the organization is to bring together business
and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service,
encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help
build goodwill and peace in the world. Members of the Westlake
Village Rotary Club meet weekly at the North Ranch Country Club
for lunch. The meeting is a social event as well as an
opportunity to organize and work on their service goals.
Rotary's best-known motto is "Service above Self".
The Object of
The Object of Rotary is to
encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy
enterprise and to encourage and foster:
The development of
acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
standards in business and professions, the recognition of
the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the
dignifying of each
Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity
to serve society;
The application of
the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal,
business, and community life;
The advancement of
international understanding, goodwill, and peace
world fellowship of business and professional persons
in the ideal of service.
Avenues of Service
Based on the Object of
Rotary, the Avenues of Service are Rotarys philosophical
cornerstone and the foundation on which club activity is based:
Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring
the effective functioning of the club.
Vocational Service encourages
Rotarians to serve others through their
vocations and to
practice high ethical standards.
Community Service covers the
projects and activities the club
undertakes to improve
life in its community.
International Service encompasses
actions taken to expand Rotarys
humanitarian reach around
the globe and to promote world
understanding and peace.
The Four-Way Test of Rotary
Of the things we think, say
| Is it
Is it FAIR to all
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all
Anyone wanting membership information for the
Westlake Village Rotary Club can contact Michael Chulak at 818-991-9019
or you can visit RotaryWLV.org.