Benefits of Rotary

What's in it for you?

Benefits of Rotary
Benefits of Rotary

Rotary - what's in it for me?

You may be wondering if Rotary could be for you, but the real question on your mind is "What's in it for me?" You may be willing to commit some of your time to Rotary, but what will you get out of it? Here are seven reasons why you might like to join Rotary;

1. Chance to Get Involved

If you'd like to "give something back" to your local community then Rotary could be the chance you've been waiting for. Joining Rotary gives you the opportunity to do something really worthwhile in support of others. 

By getting involved, you’ll meet interesting people from your community and from around the world. You’ll tackle local issues that are important to you and your fellow club members. You’ll feel the shared sense of purpose that comes from working together to better your community.

2. Volunteering

Rotarians regularly volunteer to provide service work to the local community. Maybe you'd like to volunteer to help at the District Disability Games or help with the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards developing young leaders. If you can use a paintbrush then you might like to get involved in decorating a community building. If you're a keen gardener, then there are similar volunteering opportunities for you. There's always something for you to do in Rotary.

3. Fun and Friendship

Rotary membership is a whole lot of fun! Each clubs arranges a varied programme of activities that provide a welcome distraction from hectic business life, and the chance to forge new friendships with a host of like-minded people. What's more, there are plenty of activities for family members to join in too.

4. Business Opportunities

Rotary was founded over 100 years ago as a business networking club - and this is still a major part of Rotary life. Ethical practice is encouraged as a core aspect of our philosophy, and with members drawn from all sectors of business and professional life, the opportunities to network are literally endless.

5. Personal Growth and Development

As well as improving cultural and social awareness, membership of Rotary can help develop your leadership, public speaking, project management, event management and interpersonal skills.

6. The Chance to Learn

Through guest speakers at club meetings, you'll learn more about a huge range of fascinating subjects e.g. the eradication of polio, strategic town planning, apporaches to education and the work of a wide range of other charitable organisations.

7. Travel Opportunities

Join Rotary, and you won't just be a member of one club - you'll be part of a vast international family of 1.4 million Rotarians worldwide. Wherever you are, at home or abroad, one of 34,000 clubs is nearby, waiting to give you a warm welcome.

You can eradicate polio - you can feed the hungry...

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