The Rotary Club of Mt Eliza is part of an enormous global movement which welcomes all comers to join or support us in our determined fight to eradicate disease, homelessness, poverty and all disadvantage in the world in which we live.
Rotary began in 1905 with Paul Harris and 3 friends in Chicago. A bit over a century later there are 35,000 Rotary Clubs across the world and over 1 million members. Our Club was Chartered in 1971 and has been a vibrant part of our community for nearly 50 years
Wherever you look, here or around the world, you will find Rotary doing what Rotary does, which is “making a difference”. The situations we are confronted with are often heartbreaking but, by the end of the day, where we have “made a difference” we have the satisfaction which comes with a smiling face and the knowledge that the lives of those affected have been so much improved.
Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our clubs work together to : promote peace ; fight disease ; provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene ; save mothers and children; support education; and, grow local communities. But we do not have just an international focus .. most of our Club’s efforts are directed towards our local community—approximately 70% of funds raised are applied within our local community.
One of the biggest projects undertaken by Rotary has been to support the program to eradicate polio for ever. Click here for the bigger story.
Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for nearly 40 years, and our goal of ridding the earth of this disease is in sight. We started in 1979 with vaccinations for 6 million children in the Philippines. Today, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan are the only countries where polio remains endemic.
A principal foundation of Rotary is embraced within the “Four Way Test”, one of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics.
It was created by Rotarian Herbert J Taylor (who later served as Rotary International’s President) when he was asked to take charge of a company facing bankruptcy. This 24 word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide in all facets of that business and the company’s survival is credited to this simple philosophy. The Four Way Test was formally adopted by Rotary in 1943.
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?
Our Club Board
|Past President and Vice President||David Rew|
|International Service & Rotary Foundation||Alex Anderson|
|Community Service||Hanne Falkiner|
|Youth Services||Jim Crawshaw|
|Vocational Service||Rhonda Vincent|
|District Liaison||Linda Morris|