Maybe you’ve seen a need in your own community and wondered how you could help. Maybe you want to use your professional skills to help others — or even learn new skills. Maybe you’re seeking connections with other service-minded professionals in your community or abroad.
Whatever your reason, joining Rotary can help you achieve these goals, and so much more. See why these men and women are members of their local Rotary club.
"I joined Rotary to serve and give back to the local community. It is a great group of people."
Lamont Brown – Stafford Rotary, Stafford, Virginia– Rotary member since March 2011.
Laura Feld-Mushew -Lake Ridge Rotary Club, Member since March, 2010.
Will Austin, Gainesville-Haymarket RC. Member since May, 2011
Bill Jarrett, Alexandria Rotary Club. Member since April, 1994“Rotary is a service organization and, as my work is one of service, Rotary was a perfect match!”
Dave Varrelman - North Stafford-Garrisonville Rotary Club, Rotarian since 1972
Networking“Because I finally found an organization whose ethics matched mine and a group of people who want to give back.”
Kat Kammer – Stafford Rotary Club –Rotary member since July 2006
Suyong Min, Rotary Club of Bailey's Crossroads, Member since May, 2003“Rotary gives me the opportunity to build relationships with people in the community and to make a difference in my community.”
Steve Aycock - Rappahannock/Fredericksburg Rotary Club, Member since September, 1995.
Leadership skills“Leadership is a key focus of Rotary. Through Rotary, you have the opportunity to expand your leadership skills and achieve your goals.”
Norma Madayag-Reilly, Rotary Club of Newark, New York“A week doesn't go by that I don't learn something new from the speaker at our club or just from working on projects with people. It's an opportunity to grow indefinitely.”
Stephen Brown, Rotary Club of La Jolla Golden Triangle, California
International service“I became involved in Rotary through my employer and quickly came to realize the great friends and sense of community my club gives. I am very interested in our international project in Honduras and hope to get involved in it soon."
Tammy Campbell – Stafford Rotary – Rotary member Since July 2010.“I joined Rotary because, as a part of this international service club, I could contribute to my local community and the larger community of the globe. By being a member of Rotary, my small contribution combined with all other Rotarians makes a huge impact, that as an individual I could not make alone.”
Colleen Bonadonna - West Point Rotary - Member since October, 2006“I've become much more internationally focused, and understand that there's so much more I can do as part of a bigger whole than I could ever do on my own.”
Toni McAndrew, Rotary Club of Mid-Valley (Dickson City), Pennsylvania“Rotary gives me an opportunity to reach beyond my normal life to other cultures and to feel satisfied through the service Rotary provides throughout the world."
Jack Pitzer Alexandria RC Member since November, 1994
Fred Kalema-Musoke - Burke Rotary Club, Member since November, 2006
Friendship“I joined Rotary because I saw the opportunity to serve my local and international communities while enjoying the fellowship that I had enjoyed throughout my military career.”
Jon Allan – Burke Rotary Club. Rotary member since October 1984
Kemal Attila, Rotary Club of Ankara-Tandogan, Turkey“Because I was asked! I respected the person who invited me to visit/join his club. I did and was president three years later!”
Charlie Mills -Gainesville-Haymarket RC. Member since October, 2005
Ailinda Sawe, Rotary Club of Dar-es-Salaam-Mzizima, Tanzania
Family-friendly“I am following a family tradition by being I Rotary as I am a third generation Rotarian.”
Priscilla Godfrey - Purcellville Rotary Club, Member since November, 2003
Wendy Scammell, Rotary Club of St. John's Northwest, Newfoundland, Canada“For me, Rotary is a way of life – one that my husband and I have lived our whole lives.”
Julia Gereda de Carlin, Rotary Club of Monterrico-Surco, Peru
Opportunities for young people"Rotary “provides an opportunity to give back to the local, regional and world communities. I picked Camp RYLA because I love working with kids and working to provide them with skills to prosper in the future.”
Cal Marcantel - Bull Run Rotary Club, Member since July, 1980
Andrea Tirone, Rotaract Club of University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada“A great tool Rotary has is its educational programs. I was an exchange student (Rotary Youth Exchange) in Switzerland in high school. That’s how I got involved and what made me want to give back.”
Jorge Aguilar, Rotaract Club of Chicago, Illinois, USA
Check out a club near your work or home and attend as a guest of the club to discover the world of Rotary. Rotary Clubs usually meet at mealtime: breakfast, lunch or dinner, and meetings last just one hour. Come visit Rotary.Click here to see Club Meeting Times & Places