What are the Benefits of Membership?
There are many reasons to join the Rotary Club of Lakeland:
An original goal of Rotary was to allow club members to meet periodically and enlarge their circle of business and professional acquaintances. As members of the oldest service club in the world, Rotarians represent a cross-section of their community’s business owners, executives, managers, political leaders, and professionals – people who make decisions and influence policy. The Rotary Club of Lakeland South meets every Friday at noon at the Scarpa’s Italian Restaurant.
Club members have many opportunities for humanitarian and charitable service, both locally and internationally. Service programs address concerns such as health care, hunger, poverty, illiteracy, civic engagement, quality of life issues, and the environment. The Rotary Club of Lakeland South especially supports charities and programs that encourage personal accountability, self help, education and character development for our youth, and quality parks and civic programs. Rotarians regularly experience the fulfillment that comes from giving back to the community.
Rotary was founded on fellowship, a cornerstone that continues to attract members today. Lakeland South Rotarians enjoy camaraderie with a wide cross-section of professionals, and club projects provide opportunities to develop enduring friendships. Club members who travel have friendly contacts in almost every city of the world. The Rotary Club of Lakeland South Fun Forums are held monthly–members socialize at a local establishments and have a great time. Other social events are scheduled throughout the year–we are a club that likes to have fun!
Rotary sponsors some of the world’s largest exchange and educational programs. Rotary clubs provide innovative training opportunities and mentoring for young leaders, and they involve family members in a wide range of social and service activities.
Encouraging high ethical standards and respect for all worthy vocations has been a hallmark of Rotary from its earliest days.
Lakeland South Rotary is an organization of successful young professionals, business executives and active retirees. Team-building, fundraising, public speaking, planning, organization, and communication are just some of the leadership skills that club members can exercise and enhance. Being a Rotary leader provides further experience in motivating, inspiring, and guiding others.
In their business and professional lives, Rotarians abide by The Four-Way Test:
Of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?