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…it truly opens opportunities for persons in my local community and the world!
I love Rotary because… I wanted to make a difference and give back to a community that gave so much to me.
I love Rotary because of its structure which allows me to fulfill my passion of contributing to the less fortunate in my local community as well as internationally.
I love Rotary because there is nothing more satisfying than surrounding yourself with a family who shares the same values and desire to create change. We all want to make a better world, and where better to start than in your own community.
I love Rotary because it’s a great way to be with people who want to do something good in the community.
I love Rotary because not only does it allow you to make connections with people from all corners of your own community but from all over the world. It gives me an incredible feeling knowing I’m apart of an organisation implementing change throughout communities all over and giving back. I was a proud Rotaractor now I am a proud Rotarian.
I love Rotary because of the inspiring people who comprise the membership of Rotary worldwide and the amazing works that we do together!
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…The ethos, the legacy, the platform, the output, is focused on furthering positive outcomes, covering all aspects of how we live as humans in communities across the globe.
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 has given me the opportunity to meet lots of wonderful people and to get involved with initiatives that give back locally and globally.
I love Rotary because it’s Ideals aligns with my Values and also allows me to contribute in multiple ways to the many programmes and initiatives.
I love Rotary because I am able to have fellowship with amazing like-minded individuals and get to support my community. If you want to gain friends and give back to the community in which you live why not join us?
I love Rotary because it gives opportunities to improve the communities not just near but far as well. Rotarians get involved in the community offering their service and expertise to help raise awareness of the club to the community and allows people in the community to become more aware of their own potential and how they can help other to create a better environment to Live in themselves. It has personally allowed me to get a better sense of the world I live in and what I can do to help out.
I love Rotary because…
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.