About Our Club

 
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The Rotary Club of Waukee is part of Rotary International, a not-for-profit worldwide organization that proves every day that it's one of the most influential humanitarian service organizations. The mission of Rotary 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.
 
Becoming part of Rotary is a fantastic way to network with other business and community professionals while at the same time serving your community by putting Service Above Self. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Matt Olson, President 2016-17 at molson@athene.com or Erna Morain at morain4rotary@gmail.com.
 
WHY JOIN ROTARY?
  ( Richard D. King, Past President Rotary International -2001/2002)


• Friendship: In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs – the need for friends and fellowship.

• Business development: Rotary consists of a cross-section of every business community.

• Personal growth and development: Membership in Rotary continues one’s growth in human relations and personal development.

• Leadership development: Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people. Serving in Rotary positions is like a college education in leadership.

• Citizenship in the community: The average Rotary club consists of the most active citizens of any community.

• Continuing education: Each week at Rotary there is a program designed to keep people informed as to what is going on in the world.

• Fun: Rotary provides fellowship, social activities and fun in service.

• Public speaking skills: Rotary develops confidence and skill in public communication.

• World citizenship: There are few places without a Rotary club, which means friends around the world. Assistance when traveling: Rotarians who travel can quickly find a doctor, lawyer, hotel, dentist, etc., through Rotary’s network.

• Entertainment: Rotary offers conferences, conventions, assemblies and institutes that provide entertainment in addition to Rotary information, education and service. Development of social skills: Every week, members have an opportunity to develop their people skills through Rotary activities.

• Family programs: Rotary provides one of the world’s largest Youth Exchange programs, opportunities for spouses and activities to assist family members in the development of values.

• Vocational skills: Every Rotarian is expected to contribute to the development of his or her vocation.

• Development of ethics: Rotarians practice The 4-Way Test, which governs one’s ethical standards. Rotarians are expected to be ethical in business and personal relationships.

• Cultural awareness: Virtually every country, culture, religion, race, creed, political persuasion, language, color and ethnic identity is found in Rotary. 

Prestige: Rotary is the oldest and most prestigious service club in the world. Its ranks include people who influence policy.

• Nice People: Rotarians, above all, are nice people. They are important people who believe in the adage that while it is nice to be important, it is more important to be nice.

• Absence of Official Creed: Rotary has no secret rituals. It is an open society of people who believe in helping others.

• Opportunity to Serve: Rotary’s business is mankind and its product is service. This is perhaps the best reason for becoming a Rotarian – the chance to do something for somebody else while experiencing self-fulfillment in the process.