Rotary International is the world?s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide.
Rotary Club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto "Service Above Self."
Attorney Paul P. Harris founded the world's first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on February 23, 1905. He wanted to capture in a professional club the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth. The name "Rotary" derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members' offices. Rotary's popularity spread, and within a decade clubs were chartered from San Francisco to New York. The organization adopted the Rotary International name in 1922, after clubs had been formed on six continents. As the organization grew, Rotarians began pooling their resources and contributing their talents to help serve communities in need. The organization's dedication to this ideal is best expressed in its motto, "Service Above Self."
ROTARY CLUB TODAY
Today, there are 33,000 Rotary Clubs in more than 200 countries. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all races, cultures, and creeds. Rotary's main objective is service - in the community, workplace, and throughout the world. The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, to promote high ethical standards, and to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
The Rotary Club of Rancho Cordova has steadily served the Rancho Cordova community since 1959. They hold regular meetings for members every Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. in Rancho Cordova City Hall.
As a leading Rancho Cordova service club, the Rancho Cordova Rotary Club is well-known in the community for its many public efforts. The Rancho Cordova Club is best known for annual donations of free dictionaries to every third grade student in Rancho Cordova and for the delivery of hundreds of food baskets to needy families at Christmas, plus many other worthy projects.
If you are interested in joining the Rotary Club, you must first submit a Prospective Member Form, which can be found on their website. You can also contact the Rotary Club of Rancho Cordova by filling out the form on the left.
Prospective members must hold or be retired from a professional, proprietary, executive, managerial, or community position, have demonstrated a commitment to service through personal involvement, be able to meet the club's weekly attendance or community project participation requirements, and live or work within the vicinity of the club and surrounding area. Members are also required to pay annual dues to their clubs, their Rotary district, and Rotary International.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT
Rotary International receives financial support from the Rotary Foundation, a nonprofit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world. Contributions can be made online. Please fill out the form on the left for more information. Giving to the Rotary Foundation is a financially sound way for you to help others.