WHY WAS ROTARY STARTED?
February 25, 1905, Paul P. Harris, a young Chicago attorney, asked
three friends to meet with him. The intention of that meeting was to
stimulate fellowship among members of the business community.
The result was the advent of Rotary International, the nation's first
professional service organization. Subsequent meetings were rotated
among each member's place of business, resulting in the name Rotary.
WHAT IS ROTARY?
Rotary is a professional service organization of individuals who encompass
business, the professions, human service, education, government, and other
vocations. Rotarians pledge to uphold the highest professional and ethical
Connected internationally, Rotarians provide humanitarian service,
encourage ethical standards in all occupations, help build goodwill,
and promote shared comradeship. Rotarians understand they have
a responsibility to help others and follow principles that have served
as the moral compass for people throughout time.
WHERE IS ROTARY LOCATED?
Currently there are 1.2 million Rotarians in over 30,000 clubs
in more than160 countries. Every club welcomes and encourages
you to attend any meeting. As a visiting Rotarian, club members
will greet you on a first-name basis and welcome you to join the
shared comradeship. For more information about Rotary International,
WHEN DID THE ROTARY CLUB OF LAFAYETTE BEGIN?
Organized April 22, 1946
HOW MAY I BECOME A MEMBER?
To provide vibrant representation and maintain diversity,
membership in Rotary involves a classification system.
Each active member of a club is classified according to
the person's business and/or profession.
To be considered for membership, an individual must hold-or
be retired from-a professional, ownership, executive, or managerial
position and be invited to become a member. Two current
and active Lafayette Rotary members propose and endorse, respectively.
The completed membership application is submitted to the Board
of Directors at its monthly meeting. Once the Board approves
the application, the name is posted for 7 days for the membership
to review. With no objections from any members, the new member
is inducted after the one-time $80 initiation fee and $175 annual
dues are paid.
For additional information about membership,
Please download our membership application here.
You may bring the application to one of our Lunch Meetings, mail it to
Lafayette Rotary Club • PO Box 943 • Lafayette, CA 94549
or email it to: email@example.com