What is Rotary?
Rotary is a worldwide
network of inspired individuals who translate their passions into
relevant social clauses to change lives in communities.
There are 34000 Rotary
clubs around the world. We are part of a global network of business,
professional and community leaders who volunteer our time & talents to
serve communities locally & around the world.
Our motto –
Service Above Self
exemplifies the humanitarian spirit of the 1.2M Rotarians worldwide.
Globally our service efforts are directed toward
• Peace & conflict
prevention & resolution
• Disease prevention &
• Water & sanitation
• Maternal & child health
• & economic & community
WHAT PROJECTS IS CHATHAM SUNRISE ROTARY INVOLVED WITH?
Just celebrating our 14th Club anniversary, we are proud of
our accomplishments over the years
purchase of a van for the YMCA which is used to take children to day
camps and other activities. It is also used to transport seniors to
participated in the construction of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance’s
new hospital and contributed $20,000.00 to furnish the children’s
pediatrics’ ward of the same institution.
washing machine and toaster for a school breakfast program;
installing bike racks at non-profit operations in Chatham-Kent
books for the Chatham-Kent Literary Angels program.
planted pear trees & daffodils along the south side of Grand Ave. W. and
a mini-Carolinian garden on the Thames Campus of St. Clair College, also
along Grand Ave W.
clean up the property at the 401 interchange at the Bloomfield Rd.
in a 5 Year commitment to the YMCA Building campaign for $50,000
Internationally, we’ve helped in Haiti, India, Ecuador, Africa
HOW DO WE FUNDRAISE?
Bingos, our annual “Roses for Rotary, Mardi Gras evening.
Organize the Chatham Ribfest in Tecumseh Park each summer
ongoing program to sell flag poles.
WHY SHOULD I BE A MEMBER?
Our meetings are every Tuesday morning between 7:30 and 8:30am. Many
members feel energized after attending our meetings because they enjoy
the fellowship, a good breakfast and interesting programs. Our programs
help to keep members in touch with what is going on in our community.
Many of our projects are of a “hands on” nature so members get the
opportunity to get involved.
Rotary is a group of committed industry leaders and professional people.
We meet because we enjoy the camaraderie & the opportunity to learn
about activities within our community & beyond. We have a Vision & make
our decisions for better health, for improved literacy & for a better
environment within the community, all while conscious of the youth in
Rotary promotes ethics in the work place and with everyone they do
business with by following
THE FOUR WAY TEST:
I. IS IT THE TRUTH?
II. IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
III. WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
IV. WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?
While attendance at meetings is important, it is recognized that persons
do have to be away for certain reasons. You will always be welcomed at
other clubs. The best part of a Rotarian’s membership is the advantages
of its networks. And the greatest benefit of membership is the knowledge
that by serving together we are building a better world for our children
We publish a weekly “Sunriser” on our web site. Accessible to anyone,
you can view our upcoming speakers & events at
WHAT IS MY PERSONAL COMMITMENT?
While attendance is still a requirement, credit is given for a greater
range of activities so it is not a matter of great concern. Visiting
other clubs is still strongly encouraged. Attendance credit for that
meeting is given by your home club. The attendance requirement is mostly
evidence that you are a committed part of the Rotary club and that you
fully intend to do your part to support the work of the club.
Rotary membership fees and other costs are kept as low as possible. Fees
cover the dues of running the club (we have a contracted bookkeeper) and
your meals, at $191 per quarter. All requests for money for special
purposes are on a voluntary basis.
We are looking for more Rotarians! If you feel you can contribute some
time and energy to work on the type of heartwarming projects such as
outlined above, we are interested in talking to you!
updated March 21-12