Rotary International is one of the world's largest service organizations, with some 29,500 clubs in more than 160 countries. Annually, Rotary clubs worldwide invite a limited number of men and women to become members. These prospective members represent various businesses and professional activities in their communities. As a progressive-minded business or professional person, you will see that belonging to a Rotary club, where outstanding representatives of the different vocations in your community come together, has its benefits.


What is Rotary?

Simply put, ordinary people doing extraordinary things. This is a quote from a Rotarian from Bloomington, MN, and it couldn't be stated any better.
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster

FIRST:

The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

SECOND:

High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

THIRD:

The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;

FOURTH:

The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

To be invited, you must be:

  • A leading representative of your business, civic 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

Rotary clubs provide:

  • Friendships with other managerial and professional leaders in your community
  • Prestige of membership in a worldwide organization
  • Ongoing practical education
  • A networking of people who can help you become more successful
  • Promotion of higher ethical standards in your business or profession
  • Projects to enhance your community
  • Help for communities in countries around the world

 

 

Why Join Rotary? Membership in Rotary offers a number of benefits, including:

1. Affecting change within the Edina community

2. Developing leadership skills while having fun

3. Gaining an understanding of and having an impact on local and international humanitarian issues

4. Developing relationships with community and business leaders

 
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