You may have several questions about what Rotary is, what Rotary does, and whether it’s the right service organization for you. Join us for a no-obligation introduction, called Discover Rotary, on the 4th Tuesday of the month, 11 am at the Westin Poinsett in downtown Greenville. Stay as our guest for our regular meeting that starts at Noon. We’ll answer questions like:
- How does Rotary International do good in the world?
- How does Greenville Rotary do good in Greenville County?
- What’s expected of me as a member?
- What should I expect from Rotary?
- What are the costs and commitments?
Click on one of the links below to register online for a Discover Rotary event on a date that suits you. If you’re a Rotarian, you can use this link to register your potential member. If you’re not acquainted with a Rotarian, just register for the date that fits your schedule and we’ll get acquainted at Discover Rotary.
If you have questions, please contact our Club Administrator at 864-235-2293 or ClubAdmin@GreenvilleRotary.org. We’re looking forward to meeting you at Discover Rotary.
What is Rotary?
Rotary is a volunteer organization of 1.2 million business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace. About 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas conduct projects to address today’s challenges — including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns — while encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations.
As the world’s largest private provider of international scholarships, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International helps more than 1,000 students annually to study abroad and serve as cultural ambassadors. Rotary also partners with seven prestigious universities around the world, providing opportunities to earn a master’s degree in peace and conflict resolution.
PolioPlus is Rotary’s flagship program. By the time polio is eradicated, Rotary club members will have contributed US$850 million and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than two billion children in 122 countries. Rotary is a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, along with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Founded in Chicago in 1905 as the world’s first volunteer service organization, Rotary quickly expanded around the globe. Today, club members meet several times a month to plan service projects, discuss community and international issues, and enjoy fellowship. Clubs are nonpolitical and open to every race, culture, and creed.
Rotary Club of Greenville is a service organization. Our motto is “Service Above Self”. Prospective members represent various business and profession activities in their communities.
As a progressive-minded business or professional person, you will see that belonging to the Rotary club, where outstanding representatives of the different vocations in your community come together, has its benefits.
To be invited, you must be:
- A leading representative of your business or professional activity
- Willing to help and participate in projects that enhance your community
- Willing to work on projects that help people in developing countries and promote international understanding and goodwill