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About Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:


- The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.



 - High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all   useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society.


- The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life.


- The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.



Our Motto

One of the most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics in the world. It was adopted by Rotary in 1943.

Of the things we think, say, and 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?



Local and International Projects

The Rotary Club of Mid Island - Chartered July 23, 1990


Local Projects:

Provide Funding for Various Charities
Hurricane Katrina Support
Create Community Awareness
High School Scholarships
Environmental cleanups
Vocational Programs

International Projects

Tsuanmi Relief
The Gift of Life
Polio Plus
Avoidable Blindness
Disaster Relief
Vitamin A in the Philippines

 How to Join

  • Membership By Invitation - Feel free to contact any of our members.
  • Prospective members must actively hold, or be retired from, a professional, proprietary, executive, or managerial position.
  • They must have the desire and ability to serve and to meet the club's attendance requirements for its weekly meetings.
  • The Mid Island club meets every Wednesday at 7:30 am to 9 am at The New Dakota Diner, 921 Richmond Avenue.



A Brief History of Rotary

Rotary was formed on February 23, 1905 by Chicago lawyer, Paul P. Harris. He called three friends together to a meeting that would kindle fellowship among members of the business community. As they continued to meet, adding others to the group, they rotated their meetings among the members' places of business, hence the name Rotary.

The second Rotary club was formed in 1908 half a continent away from Chicago in San Francisco, California. It was a much shorter leap across San FranciscoBay to Oakland, California where the third club was formed. Others followed in Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York City. Rotary became international in 1910 when a club was formed in Winnipeg, Canada. By 1921 the organization was represented on every continent, and the name Rotary International was adopted in 1922.



 Meeting Location

Every Thursday 7:30 to 9 a.m. at The New Dakota Diner, 921 Richmond Avenue.

Make-up missed meetings at these local clubs within two weeks before or after the meeting you missed:

Staten Island Rotary: Tuesdays 12:15 p.m. at The Staten

South Shore Rotary: Thursdays 12:15 p.m. at Marina Grand

North Shore Rotary: Thursdays 7:00 p.m. at The Staten

Lake Club Rotary: Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. at the South Shore Country Club

Verrazano Rotary: Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. at Gargulio's Restaurant in Brooklyn