About Us
THE ROTARY CLUB OF JACKSON
 
Club Motto:
 
            Service Above Self; He Profits Most Who Serves Best.
 
Rotary Four-Way Test:
 
1.       Is it the TRUTH?
2.       Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3.       Will it Build Good Will and Better Friendships?
4.       Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 
What Is the Rotary Club?
 
·         Rotary International was founded in Chicago in 1905 by businessman Paul Harris. It is the world’s largest volunteer service organization.  Rotary has 1.2 million members worldwide with more than 34,000 clubs in 263 countries.
·         One of the main focuses of Rotary International since 1985 has been to rid the world of polio.  Since the inception of Rotary’s Polio Plus program, there has been a 99% reduction in polio cases worldwide.
 
Rotary Club of Jackson (RCJ) Facts
 
·         RCJ was chartered in 1914 as the 144th club in Rotary and is now the largest Rotary Club in Mississippi with over 230 members including businessmen and women in leadership positions across the Metro Jackson area.
·         We meet every Monday at noon, except holidays, in the Sparkman Building at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum.  Important speakers present interesting and enlightening programs at every weekly meeting.
 
Projects
 
·         RCJ participates in many service projects.  Our signature project is providing scholarships for students to attend college.  Funded with contribu-tions from RCJ members, we have given over 155 scholarships since the program began in 1990.
·    Our ongoing literacy projects help pre-school and elementary school children learn to read.
·    Annually we purchase and deliver dictionaries to all third-grade students in 29 Jackson Public Schools.
·    Partnering with other clubs, we package 30,000+ meals to go to children in third world countries.
·    Our annual raffle raises thousands of dollars benefiting three charities.
·    At Christmas our members ring bells for the Salvation Army; host parties and provide gifts for a local children’s home and two area nursing homes.
·    We continue to seek, and find, other ways to serve!
 
Networking Opportunities
 
·       Networking at weekly luncheon with members and business leaders in the Metro Jackson area featuring speakers from businesses and communities around the state.
·       Exclusive access to contact information for members in the online membership directory and in a phone app.
·       Opportunities to change our communities and the world.
 
To learn more about joining, go to Membership.
 
For more information contact any member or contact Amy Higginbotham, Executive Director/Secretary/Treasurer of The Rotary Club of Jackson at jrotary@bellsouth.net.