Rotary International is governed by a president and a board of directors elected from all over the world each year. Rotary International governs all of its members which are the individual Rotary Clubs but each club remains an autonomous group.
The Rotary Club of Paulding County is a part of Rotary International, and as such, supports the many projects of the Rotary throughout the world.
There are approximately 33,000 clubs within 530 districts worldwide. Each district elects a new governor every year.
The Rotary Club of Paulding County is in District 6900. District 6900 is known worldwide for being one of the top producers of service projects and contributions to the Rotary Foundation.
Individual Rotary Clubs
Every Rotary Club is basically the same but distinctively different because of the emphasis of service placed in the local community.
Each club’s active membership is based on having one representative of each business or profession within the community. This allows the membership to recognize all useful local occupations and to make the club a “cross section” of the community. The “classification” principle is to provide a fellowship of service, within the community, based on diversity and interest of the club’s members.
To make the Paulding Rotary Club of Paulding County successful, regular attendance at weekly meetings is one of the conditions of membership. Attendance is a statutory condition of membership.
Unexcused absences of four (4) consecutive meetings automatically terminates your membership. If you miss a meeting or know you are going to be out of town during a meeting, you have two weeks prior and two weeks after the date you missed to make up your absence at any Rotary Club.
A member must remain present at a meeting for a least sixty (60) percent of time to be counted “present”. A member is required to attend thirty (30) percent of the meetings at his/her home club.
Objects of Rotary
The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.
High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian of his occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his personal, business and community life.
The advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world of fellowship of business and professional men and women united in an ideal of service.
Cornerstone of Rotary
THE FOUR WAY TEST of the things we think, say or do:
- First… Is it the TRUTH?
- Second… Is it FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
- Third… Will it BUILD GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Fourth… Will it be BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?