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“SERVICE ABOVE SELF”
is a long standing Rotary motto.
Members of the Rotary Club of Lafayette volunteer locally, regionally and
internationally to combat hunger, enrich education, support clean water projects,
improve living conditions, promote peace and eradicate polio throughout the world.
How Did Rotary Start?
The first Rotary club was organized in Chicago, Illinois by Paul Harris, an attorney. The first meeting was held on February 23, 1905.
The name Rotary was chosen because the club met in rotation at each member’s place of business.
The Rotary idea of friendship, fellowship, and service to others quickly spread to six continents.
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Rotary International
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October 6, Rossmoor


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Step in on a Thursday.
If you are interested in joining Rotary we welcome you to join one of our lunch meetings.
Thursday at noon Oakwood Athletic Club Lafayette.
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The Rotarian and “Service”
The emphasis in Rotary is the desire to be of service. Rotarians participate in one of the following areas of service: Club Service, Community Service, Vocational Service and International Service.
The Rotary Club of Lafayette conducts a wide variety of service activities which include or have included the following:
• Scholarships for school youths
• Concert at the Reservoir with proceeds provided for purchase of musical instruments by participating schoolbands
• Youth leadership programs
• Funds and members’ time for polio prevention and eradication programs
• High School age youth exchange to and from foreign countries
• Town Hall and Lafayette Library
financial support
• Lafayette Art and Wine Festival
participation
• Meals on Wheels
• Fire truck provided to a rural village in Baja, Mexico
• Water pumping system, Mulege, Mexico
• Water and sanitation for a home on the Navajo Nation Reservation in Arizona
• Jaws of Life for Santa Catarina,
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
• “Avoidable Blindness Program” in India
• Shelter boxes to Indonesia and Haiti following earthquakes
• LN-4 Artificial Hand
When Was The Rotary Club of Lafayette Founded?
We were chartered on April 22, 1946, by the Rotary clubs of Berkeley and Walnut Creek. Our club number is 445 and we are part of District 5160.
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District 5160
How Does One Become a Member?
1. Attend (3) Rotary meetings.
2. Attend an orientation to Rotary.
3. Communicate your interest in membership with your sponsor and complete an application.
4. Application reviewed by membership and classification committee and
submitted to Board of Directors.
5. Board of Directors approves.
6. Club membership receives a “7 day notice” and approves or submits, in
writing, reasons you should not be a member.
7. Inducted into the Club, pay dues and be assigned to a committee.
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Lafayette  Rotary Club   •   PO Box 943  •   Lafayette, CA 94549   •   info@rotarylafayette.org