Rotary Myths

WHAT DO YOU REALLY KNOW ABOUT ROTARY?


MYTH: ROTARY IS A SECRET SOCIETY WITH SECRET HANDSHAKES
TRUTH: ROTARY HAS NO SECRET HANDSHAKE, NO SECRET MEETINGS AND NO SECRET RITUALS. 
IT IS AN OPEN ORGANISATION OF MEN AND WOMEN WHO SIMPLY BELIEVE IN HELPING OTHERS

MYTH: ROTARY IS EXCLUSIVELY A MALE ONLY ORGANISATION
TRUTH: ROTARY STARTED OUT AS A MEN ONLY ORGANISATION BUT CHANGED ITS CONSTITUTION TO ALLOW WOMEN SINCE 1989. 
WOMEN NOW PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN CLUBS INCLUDING AS PRESIDENTS.

MYTH: YOU HAVE TO BE OLDER TO JOIN ROTARY
TRUTH: ABSOLUTELY NOT! 
MANY CLUBS HAVE ROTARIANS IN THEIR 30’S AND 40’S AS WELL AS EXPERIENCED MANAGERS WHO HAVE BEEN COMMITTED TO ROTARY FOR A LONG TIME

MYTH: OWNING A BUSINESS IS A MUST
TRUTH: YOU DO NOT NEED TO OWN A BUSINESS. MEMBERS INCLUDE TEACHERS, NURSES, BUILDERS, ESTATE AGENTS, PRISON OFFICERS AND MANY MORE PROFESSIONS.

MYTH: ROTARY IS BORING
TRUTH: ROTARY IS FUN FUN FUN. CLUB PROJECTS AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES ARE FUN.
WE MAKE SERVICE FUN.

MYTH: YOU HAVE TO BE RICH TO JOIN ROTARY
TRUTH: IT COSTS VERY LITTLE TO BE A MEMBER OF ROTARY.
YOU ONLY NEED A DEEP DESIRE TO SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY.

MYTH: ROTARIANS NEED TO BE GOOD PUBLIC SPEAKERS
TRUTH: ROTARY DEVELOPS CONFIDENCE IN PEOPLE TO ALLOW THEM TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC

MYTH: ROTARY WILL TAKE UP A LOT OF MY TIME 
TRUTH: YOU DO WHAT YOU CAN WHEN YOU CAN

Now you know the truth - are you interested in finding out more?

If so, contact: Adrian@BromleyRotaryClub.org.uk

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