Reasons for Joining Rotary
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Some of the Reasons Why Members have Joined Rotary

Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship. It is one of two reasons why Rotary began in 1905.

Personal Growth and Development
Membership of Rotary continues one's growth and education in human relations and personal development.

Membership of Rotary makes one a better community citizen.

Continuing Education
Rotary programmes are designed to keep one informed about what is going on in the community, nation and world. Meetings provide an opportunity to listen to different speakers on a variety of interesting topics.

Rotary is lots of fun. The club projects are fun. Social activities are fun. The service is fun, see the Rotary Club of Sunbury's current projects

Public Speaking Skills
Many individuals who have joined Rotary were afraid to speak in public. Rotary develops confidence and skill in public communication and the opportunity to practice and perfect these skills.

Citizenship in the World
Rotarians wear a pin that says "Rotary International." There are few places in the world that do not have a Rotary club. Rotarians are encouraged to visit any of the 29000 clubs in 194 nations and geographical regions.

Assistance when Travelling
Many a Rotarian, when travelling has found the need for a Doctor, Lawyer, Dentist, advice etc. and they have found assistance through Rotary.

Every Rotary Club has parties and activities that provide diversion in one's business life. Rotary holds conferences, conventions, assemblies and institutes that provide entertainment in addition to Rotary information, education and service.

The Development of Ethics
Rotarians practice a 4-way test that governs one's ethical standards. Rotarians are expected to be ethical in business and personal relationships.

Cultural Awareness
Rotary is made up of people who cover a wide spectrum of religious beliefs, enjoy different cultures, hold a variety of political views, speak different languages and more besides. This is what makes Rotary truly international and encourages Rotarians to be aware of their cultures and learn to work with people everywhere.

The Absence of an "Official Creed"
Rotary has no secret handshake, no secret policy, no official creed, no secret meeting or rituals. It is an open society of men and women who simply believe in helping others.

The Opportunity to Serve
Rotary is a service club, which provides community service to both local and international communities. This is perhaps the best reason for joining Rotary: the chance to do something for somebody else; to sense the self-fulfillment that comes in the process and the return of that satisfaction to one's own life.