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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Rotary is an organization of business and professional men and women united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.more
Each year the Rotary Club of Bromley raises funds through a variety of activities and events. These help us support local, national and international good causes. We try and give as much 'hands-on' help that we can locally.more