Serving Grove City and Serving the World
Service is at the heart of our Rotary Club. Putting together school supplies for needy moms, improving Rotary Lake, supporting cancer survivors, feeding families at Childrens Hospital’s Ronald McDonald House, helping local schools…There are many opportunities to serve our local community through the Rotary Club. We also work to serve globally in many ways, including supporting the fight against polio and helping communities get clean water.
Four Avenues of Service – Overview
The Object of Rotary is to “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.” Rotary is a service organization. Since 1910, the Rotary Motto has been “Service Above Self.”
Rotary strives to achieve our objective of “Service Above Self” through activities in four primary areas, the Four Avenues of Service.
This “Avenue” promotes the development of our local club as an opportunity for service. It involves the activities necessary to make the Club function successfully and achieve its goals.
This area represents the opportunity that each Rotarian has to represent the dignity and utility of his or her vocation as an opportunity to serve. Rotarians promote and foster high ethical standards in business and professions and promote the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations.
This “Avenue” relates to the activities that Rotarians undertake to improve the quality of life in our community. Particular emphasis is given to helping children, needy families, the aged, the handicapped, and those most in need of assistance. Rotarians strive to promote the ideal of service in their personal, business, and community lives.
In this area, Rotarians strive for the advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. International Service Projects are designed to meet the humanitarian needs of people in many lands, with particular emphasis on the most underprivileged children and families in developing countries.