District Governor Keith Key
Lexington Sunrise Rotary Club
Immediate Past District Governor
IPDG Cindy Legg
Paintsville Rotary Club
Past District Governor
PDG John Salyers
Florence Rotary Club
mission of Rotary International is to support its member clubs in fulfilling the
Object of Rotary By:
Fostering unity among member clubs.
Strengthening and expanding Rotary around the world.
worldwide the work of Rotary.
District Membership Chair
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20 Answers to the Question: Why Join Rotary?
1. Friendship: In an increasingly complex world,
Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and
fellowship. It is one of two reasons why Rotary began in 1905.
2. Business Development: The second original reason
for Rotary's beginning is business development. Everyone needs to network.
Rotary consists of a cross section of every business community. Its members
come from all walks of life. Rotarians help each other and collectively help
3. Personal Growth and Development: Membership in
Rotary continues one's growth and education in human relations and personal
4. Leadership Development: Rotary is an organization
of leaders and successful people. Serving in Rotary positions is like a
college education. Leadership: - learning how to motivate, influence, and lead
6. Continuing Education: Each week at Rotary there
is a program designed to keep one informed about what is going on in the
community, nation, and world. Each meeting provides an opportunity to listen
to different speakers and a variety of timely topics.
9. Citizenship in the World: Every Rotarian wears a
pin that says "Rotary International." There are few places on the globe that
do not have a Rotary club. Every Rotarian is welcome - even encouraged - to
attend any of the 29,000 clubs in 194 nations and geographical regions. This
means instant friends in both one's own community and in the world community.
10. Assistance when Traveling: Because there are
Rotary clubs everywhere, many a Rotarian in need of a doctor, lawyer, hotel,
dentist, advice, etc., while traveling has found assistance through Rotary.
11. Entertainment: Every Rotary club and district
has parties and activities that provide diversion in one's business life.
Rotary holds conferences, conventions, assemblies, and institutes that provide
entertainment in addition to Rotary information, education, and service.
12. The Development of Social Skills: Every week and
at various events and functions, Rotary develops one's personality, social
skills and people skills. Rotary is for people who like people.
13. Family Programs: Rotary provides one of the
world's largest youth exchange programs; high school and college clubs for
future Rotarians; opportunities for spouse involvement; and a host of
activities designed to help family members in growth and the development of
14. Vocational Skills: Every Rotarian is expected to
take part in the growth and development of his or her own profession or
vocation; to serve on committees and to teach youth about one's job or
vocation. Rotary helps to make one a better doctor, lawyer, teacher, etc.
16. Cultural Awareness: Around the world,
practically every religion, country, culture, race, creed, political
persuasion, language, color, and ethnic identity is found in Rotary. It is a
cross section of the world's most prominent citizens from every background.
Rotarians become aware of their cultures and learn to love and work with
people everywhere. They become better citizens of their countries in the
17. Prestige: Rotary members are prominent people:
leaders of business, the professions, art, government, sports, military,
religion, and all disciplines. Rotary is the oldest and most prestigious
service club in the world. Its ranks include executives, managers,
professionals - people who make decisions and influence policy.
18. Nice People: Rotarians above all are nice people
- the nicest people on the face of the earth. They are important people who
follow the policy of it is nice to be important but it is important to be
19. The Absence of an "Official Creed": Rotary has
no secret handshake, no secret policy, no official creed, no secret meeting or
rituals. It is an open society of men and women who simply believe in helping