There are no secret handshakes, funny hats, flamboyant regalia or fancy titles. Just a simple pin representing the value of service to others. A pin that opens the door to more than 35,000 clubs in over 200 countries around the world. And makes Rotary’s 1.2 million members your new friends.
Rotary clubs are filled with business and civic leaders who call each other by their first names because friendship and service are more important than ego. Think of it as the oldest, most trusted, social network.
In addition to having a lot of fun, we do a lot of good work right here in our community and around the world. For example, Rotary’s Polio Plus project is ridding the world of polio.
These aren’t the kind of projects where you write a check and call it a day. A Rotary project is like boot camp, grad school and the Peace Corps all rolled into one. You’ll learn while testing your leadership and organizational skills. You’ll give by rolling up your sleeves and pitching in. Getting satisfaction from grateful smiles, hugs and a simple “thank you.”
That’s what Rotary is all about and why every member receives that pin — the one that shows you believe ideas, leadership and friendship count more than nationality, religion, gender or other factors.
Find out more about Long Beach Rotary by being our guest at one of our meetings or contacting us.