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About Rotary

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders providing humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, and approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary Clubs.

Rotary Club membership represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women. The world’s Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, race and creeds.

The main object of Rotary is service. Rotarians provide service in the community, in the workplace and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s critical issues, such as children at risk, eradication of hunger, the environment, illiteracy and violence.

The Rotary Club of Altadena ( RCA )

The club, number 7185, was chartered February 14, 1949 and has continued to meet weekly ever since. More than 53 years of service to the Altadena and surrounding areas. For most of those years the club maintained a size of 50 members. The projects and manpower needs have encouraged current leadership to expand the club. We now have a goal of 75 members.

The growth is slow because RCA wants to continue to provide quality service projects. New members are introduced to a program of mentor by long time members. They are schooled in the chairperson responsibilities and even how be a good follower. Members are encouraged to come to meetings and make up at other clubs if they miss a meeting at our club.

RCA supports local programs involving youth, seniors, educational opportunities, professional, vocational and career development.

For more information about the programs of RCA return the main menu and select programs.

Object of Rotary

The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  • First: The development of acquaintances as an opportunity for service;
  • Second: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity serve society;
  • Third: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business and community life;
  • Fourth: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. More!

Our motto is “Service Above Self”

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