Rotary Club of Mountain View

What is Rotary?
Rotary is:
A worldwide organization of business and professional people who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

The world's first service club, which was founded in Chicago in 1905 by Paul Harris.

Over 32,000 clubs with more than 1,200,000 members located in 200 countries and geographic regions throughout the world.

Membership by invitation and based upon a vocational classification, designed to attract a broad representation of professionals, managers, and community leaders. Regular attendance at meetings is a basic obligation and a member may "make-up" a meeting at any Rotary Club in the world.

The Rotary Club of Mountain View, chartered in 1924, consisting of about 50 men and women representing a wide cross-section of local businesses and professions. The club meets each Tuesday for fun, fellowship, lunch and interesting and informative programs dealing with topics of local and global importance. The club is part of a Rotary District containing 58 clubs from Oakland to Hollister with over 4,000 members.

Rotary Programs:
The Rotary Foundation provides some $60 million each year for international scholarships, cultural exchanges, and humanitarian projects large and small that improve the quality of life for millions of people.

PolioPlus is Rotary's commitment to eradicate polio in the world. More than one-half billion children in developing nations have been immunized against polio. More than 150 countries are now declared polio free with the last case in the Americas in 1991 in Peru.

A remarkable variety of other Rotary humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs touch people's lives in their local communities and our world community.

The Object of Rotary:
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise, and in particular encourage and foster:
I. Development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; II.High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupation; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his or her occupation as an oppor¬tunity to serve society;
III. The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his or her personal, business and community life;
IV. Advancement of international understanding, good will and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of service.

The Four Way Test of Things We Say or Do
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?