This is a brief overview of Rotary and the Merrimack Valley Area Rotary Club. We run this presentation in the background of many of our events. Rotary Clubs - feel free to download it and modify if you'd like.
So what is Rotary ? Rotary is a service organization with clubs in almost every nation on the planet. Rotary is defined by the fellowship of it’s members as well as it’s diversity. Opportunities abound for all our members. We live by Rotary’s 4 way test.
I Will it build Goodwill & Friendships? Is it the truth? Is it fair to those involved? Is it beneficial to those involved? Rotary’s 4 Way Test
So what does Rotary do? Here’s a sample of our initiatives
Clean water projects The Place: Cojomachaj, Guatemala The Service Above Self Moment: As if pondering whether it’s drinkable, a Guatemalan boy inspects a cup of water made possible by Rotarians in District 7890 Connecticut and Massachusetts).
Disaster Relief After Hurricane Katrina, Rotarians coordinated the distribution of ShelterBoxes in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA. Photo by Alyce Henson / Rotary Images.
Vision The Place: Nikaweratiya, Sri Lanka The Service Above Self Moment: Rotarians put good eyesight in focus as villagers line up during an Avoidable Blindness Program camp. Every month, club members and ophthalmologists provide vision screening and refer patients for cataract surgery.
The Merrimack Valley Rotary Club Join us for breakfast and you’ll enjoy it all day!
Fellowship Club member Al Jean shows off invention on inventors day 2008
International Club member Carl Good immunizes a Bangladeshi child during a National Polio Immunization day in 2007
Local Charity Club members participate in ringing the Salvation Army bell each holiday season
Lunch is Served! Club members gather to serve lunch to the homeless in Lowell
Vocation Club members Dan LeBlanc and Bob McDonald present to GED students in Lowell on their professions
Becoming a member is Elementary my dear Watson! Rotary exists because of people that want to make a difference in the world and have a little fun in the process. Ask us about becoming a member !
Meetings We meet every Wednesday at 7:15am At The Café Madrid Restaurant in Chelmsford Read about us out at: www.mvrotary.blogspot.com