There really are too many to count, to piggy back the post last week, here are ten more reasons why I am leaving you with an open invitation to be my guest at the Downtown Rotary.
- Entertainment - Every Rotary Club and district has parties and activities that provide diversion in one's business life. Rotary has conferences, conventions, assemblies, and institutes that provide entertainment in addition to Rotary information, education and service.
- The Development of Social Skills - Every week and at various events Rotary develops one's personality, social and people skills.
- Family Programs - Rotary provides one of the world's largest youth exchange programs, high school and college clubs for future Rotarians, and a host of activities designed to assist family members in growth and the development of ethical values.
- Vocational Skills - Every Rotarian is expected to take a part in the growth and development of his or her own profession or vocation, to serve on committees and to teach youth about one's job or vocation.
- The Development of Ethics - Rotarians practice the 4-Way Test, which governs one's ethical standards. Rotarians are expected to be ethical in business and personal relationships.
- Cultural Awareness - Around the world, practically every religion, country, culture, race, creed, political persuasion, language, color and ethnic identity is found in Rotary. It is a cross section of the world's most prominent citizens from every background. Rotarians become aware of other cultures and learn to love and work with people everywhere.
- Prestige - Rotary is the oldest and most prestigious service club in the world. Its ranks are executives, managers, and professionals: people who make decisions and influence policy.
- Nice People - Rotarians above all are nice people, the nicest people on the face of the earth. They are important people who adhere to the policy that - while it is nice to be important, it is more important to be nice.
- 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. Its business is mankind; its product is service.
Rotarians provide community service - to both the local and international communities. This is the best reason perhaps for becoming a Rotarian: The chance to do something for somebody else, and to sense the self-fulfillment, which comes in the process.