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1. FRIENDSHIP:
In an Increasingly complex world, rotary provides a most basic human need, the need for friends and friendship. It is one of the reasons Rotary began in 1905.

2. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT:
This the second original reason for Rotary's beginning. Rotary consists of a cross-section of the local community. rotarians help each other and collectively help others.

3. PERSONAL GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT:
Membership in Rotary continues one's growth and education in human relations and personal development.

4. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT:
Rotary is an organisation of leaders and successful people. Serving in Rotary positions is an education in leadership: learning how to motivate, influence and lead leaders.

5. CITIZENSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY:
Membership in Rotary makes one a better citizen. Our Rotary club consists of active community citizens.

6. CONTINUING EDUCATION:
Each weekly meeting provides different speakers and topics.

7. FUN:
Rotary's aim is to have fun at meetings and in service.

8. PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS:
Many individuals who join Rotary are not confident in public speaking. Rotary develops confidence and skill in public communications and the opportunity to practise those skills.

9. WORLD CITIZENSHIP:
Our organisation is international. Every Rotarian is welcome at over 28,000 clubs in 188 countries, meaning instant friends throughout the world.

10. TRAVEL ASSISTANCE:
Rotarians who travel can call on the assistance of other Rotarians throughout the world.

11. ENTERTAINMENT:
Every Rotary club and District has activities that provide diversion in one's working life.

12. SOCIAL SKILLS:
Every week and at various events and functions, Rotary develops one's personality, social skills and people skills. Rotary is for people who like people, or who want to.

13. FAMILY PROGRAMMES:
Rotary provides one of the world's largest youth exchange programs and a host of activities designed to help family members in growth and development of family lives.

14. VOCATIONAL SKILLS:
Every Rotarian is assigned a vocational classification and may take part in the growth and development of his or her vocation and provides vocational service to the community.

15. DEVELOPMENT OF ETHICS:
Rotarians practise a "Four Way Test" that governs one's ethical standards. rotarians are expected to be ethical in business and personal standards.

16. CULTURAL AWARENESS:
Around the world, practically every religion, country, culture, race, creed, political persuasion, language, colour and ethnic identity is found in Rotary. It is a cross-section of many of the world's most prominent citizens from every background.

17. PRESTIGE:
Rotary members are leaders in their vocations. Rotary is the oldest and most prestigious service club in the world.

18. NICE PEOPLE:
Rotarians are nice people who believe that while it is nice to be considered important, it is more important to be nice.

19. THE ABSENCE OF AN "OFFICIAL CREED":
Rotary has no secret handshake, no official creed, no secret meeing or rituals. It is an open society of people who simply believe in helping others.

20. THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE:
Rotary is a service club. Rotarians provide International, Community and Vocational service. The best reason to become a Rotarian is that it is richly rewarding.

Excerpts from the Website of The Rotary Club of Unley, Australia