OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES AND PEOPLE
Several principles have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world. In particular the Objectives and the Four-Way Test guide us throughout our meetings and projects.
THE 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 the following:
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I love Rotary because gives me the opportunity to work and socialize with my peers.
I love Rotary because I am a humanitarian at heart and Rotary embodies the very essence of humanitarianism. Fostering good will, better friendships and world peace, Rotary is an organization that is vital to the empowerment and overall betterment of the people of the world.
I love Rotary because…I get to make friends and make a difference.
I love Rotary because Rotary is an organization in which you can give back to the smaller community as well as the wider world while creating long lasting friendships and comradery through fellowship.
I love Rotary because it is an organisation that is driven by its membership. Through these relationships, springs the will to do service in our communities both local and abroad. Serving together only strengthens the fellowship we have and the resolve to do what we can. Rotarians connect the world. Rotarians are people of action.
I love Rotary because we help the community.
I love Rotary because it provides me the opportunity to meet and work with a wide array of excellent and inspirational community-minded people. I love the feeling of giving back to the community in which I live.
I love Rotary because it is a great feeling to give back to my local community. Strong friendships have been formed and the common bond to want to take on projects in the community is inspiring. To belong to the Rotary family is a tremendous thing.
I love Rotary because it affords me an opportunity to serve outside of my work environment, and great opportunity to fellowship and have interaction with like-minded people.
I love Rotary because my club encouraged me to get involved and collaborate with shared ideas and putting them into action for the betterment of the community.
I love Rotary because it’s a place where like-minded people can fellowship, collaborate and connect the local community and the world.
I love Rotary because there are very few organisations that make this big an impact without pocketing half of what comes in. I want to be a part of something that makes a difference globally, something that touches the lives of people in every corner of the planet and leaves a trail of good in its path. We are only on Earth for a short while; we should help as many people as we can while we are here. Rotary does that.
I love Rotary because I am able to have fellowship with amazing like-minded individuals and do wonderful work in the community. If you want to gain friends and feel part of the community in which you live why not join us?
I love Rotary because I give back to the community.
I love Rotary because there are AMAZING, HARD WORKING, UNSELFISH members who give their time and money in order to make the entire world a better place!
HISTORY OF ROTARY CENTRAL CAYMAN
THE CHARTER MEMBERS
The Rotary Club of Central Cayman Islands (Club ID: 24132) received its charter from Rotary International on October 30 1986. The Charter President was John A. Furze. All these years later, one of the original members still in the club today, proving that Rotary is a family for life. Here is a photo of some of our past Presidents, taken in 2014.
Over the years, the club has met many needs of varying sorts within the community – assistance with housing, the building of the T.E. McField Centre, the restoration of the Mastic Bridge, and hurricane relief. The club also recognises its international responsibilities having built a school cafeteria in Hinche Haiti and also in contributing to disaster relief projects, sanitation, and clean drinking water programmes worldwide. Some of our annual initiatives include:
What was the first Rotary Club community project?
A “comfort station” in downtown Chicago. Public restrooms were typically found only in saloons at that time, and unaccompanied women were not permitted to enter saloons.
How much were annual dues at the first Rotary Club?
There were no dues at the first Rotary Club. The group voted there would be no dues and all club expenses would be paid from 50-cent fines.
In what country was the first Rotary Club outside of the United States?
The first non-USA Rotary Club was in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1912.