Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional
leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high
ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and
peace in the world.
Rotary club membership represents a
cross-section of the community's business and professional men
and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are
nonpolitical, non-religious, and open to all cultures, races,
The main objective of Rotary is
service - in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the
world. Rotary also supports programs for youth, educational
opportunities and international exchanges for students,
teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career
development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary
International is a not-for-profit corporation that promotes
world understanding through international humanitarian service
programs and educational and cultural exchanges. It is supported
solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and others who
share its vision of a better world. Since 1947, the Foundation
has awarded more than US$1.1 billion in humanitarian and
educational grants, which are initiated and administered by
local Rotary clubs and districts
Our Club is committed to service in
our community and to assisting with international Rotary
activities. In the Comox Valley we have been contributed to
several projects, a complete list is available by visiting the
club website at
www.comoxrotary.bc.ca. Internationally, our Club sponsors
outgoing and incoming youth exchange students, establishes and
cooperatively assists developing countries, and contributes to
the Paul Harris Foundation.
Responsibilities of Membership
Members are expected to attend
weekly programs of the club. Opportunities to make up
attendance include attending the regular meeting of another
Rotary club, attending various other Rotary meetings, or
attending a club service project authorized by the club
board of directors.
Members are required to pay annual
dues to their clubs, their districts, and to Rotary
International. These are billed in July and January each
Members are expected to
participate in local or international activities or projects
of the Rotary club.
Clubs encourage members to aspire
to leadership or committee roles within their clubs.
Interested in becoming a Comox Rotary