What is Rotary?

What is Rotary?

Rotary International is a volunteer organization of leaders who provide humanitarian service, and help to build worldwide goodwill and peace. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotary club members belonging to 33,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries.  The Rotary Club of Frederick is the area’s largest club with over 150 members and 90+ years of community service.

What is the purpose of Rotary?

Rotary clubs exist to improve communities through a range of humanitarian, intercultural and educational activities. Clubs advance international understanding by partnering with clubs in other countries.  The Rotary Club of Frederick focuses its international efforts through our program “Give Them Water,” which creates water wells for villages in Ghana, Africa.

What do Rotary clubs do?

Rotary clubs address critical issues at home and abroad by providing health care and medical supplies, clean water, food,  job training, youth development, and education to millions of people in need.  In 2013, RCF began “Rotary Smiles” to address urgent dental needs within the Frederick community.  This program changes lives by providing extensive dental care to those without sufficient means.

Rotarians apply the 4-Way Test when faced with an opportunity/project:

  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?