Our Rotary Team delivered dictionaries to the third-grade students at Atwater Elementary School in North Port, Florida.
Rotarians from left: Jim Hines, Kristin Cimmino, Jerry Manegold, (Cindy Thro Atwater Principal), Richard Shipp, John Cruzeiro, & Rhonda Gustitus
We gave dictionaries to all third-grade students in North Port schools this week.
Welcome to the Rotary Club of North Port Central in Florida.
We belong to Rotary International’s more than 1.2 million members in over 32,000 clubs in 200 countries, who volunteer their time and talent to further the Rotary Motto of SERVICE ABOVE SELF.
Rotary’s commitment to SERVICE ABOVE SELF has been channeled through the four Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of club activity.
Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the smooth functioning of Rotary Clubs.
Vocational Service involves club members serving others through their professions and aspiring to high ethical standards. Rotarians, as business leaders, share skills and expertise through their vocations, and they inspire others in the process.
Community Service is the opportunity Rotary clubs have to implement club projects and activities that improve life in the local community.
International Service encompasses efforts to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the world and to promote world understanding and peace. It includes everything from contributing to PolioPlus to funding disaster relief via Shelter Box USA to helping Rotary Youth Exchange students adjust to their host countries.
Throughout our history, we have contributed thousands of dollars each year to our community and international service projects. These funds are raised through fundraising events and the efforts and contributions of our individual members.
Rotary International Theme for 2022-23
Rotary International President 2022-23, Jennifer Jones
The Four-Way-Test is the cornerstone of all action.
One of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.
This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. Of the things we think, say, or do…
Rotarians follow the “Object of Rotary” in their daily lives.
ROTARY MEMBERSHIP – To become a Rotarian, an individual must be invited to join a Rotary club by a member of that club.
A qualified candidate for Rotary club membership is an adult of good character and good business, professional, or community reputation. The candidate fits one of the following criteria: Holds or has held an executive position with discretionary authority in any worthy and recognized business or profession. Serves or has served as a community leader.
We are an organization that is tax-exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and as such we are eligible to receive contributions, deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.