Salem Rotary Club
             Salem, NY

About Salem Rotary

Why I am a Rotarian

I have spent my entire professional life in the village of Salem and I know of no other organization that has contributed to so many facets of community life as Rotary. I admire the worldwide objectives of the organization , and I am proud to have been a part of this group for so many years. Jim Tomasi

I have always felt that to be a member of one's community and sharing in its benefits, one must give back to the community as well. Rotary gives me the opportunity to help others, not only in Salem but in other parts of the world. Al Cormier

Rotary provides an opportunity for service-minded people to do good things for the Salem community.  Gene Ceglowski

My family's wonderful experiences hosting Rotary Exchange students and my daughter's equally rewarding experience as a Rotary Exchange Student made me realize what an exceptional program this is. As a teacher I saw the positive impact of this program. I want to see the exchange program continue.Through Rotary membership, I can assist in making this happen. Pat Phillips 

Rotary is . . . .

  • a service organization of business and professional leaders united  worldwide providing humanitarian service, encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations, and helping to build goodwill and peace in the world.
  • found in more than 160 countries worldwide with approximately 1.2 million men and women belonging to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.
  • a weekly meeting, so that members might enjoy each other's fellowship and discuss how they might serve others. 
  • committed to eradicating polio from the world.  The PolioPlus campaign in conjunction with the World Health Organization is striving to completely eliminate the virus.
  • an organization founded in 1905 by Paul Harris and three friends in Chicago as the world's first service club.  The name "Rotary" comes from the practice of rotating meetings among member's offices.

The Object of Rotary is . . . .

  • the development of acquaintances as an opportunity for service; 
  • high ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthinessof all useful occupations; and the dignifying by all Rotarians of their occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • all the application of the ideal of service by Rotarians to their personal business, and community lives; and 
  • the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. 


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