Rotary is a large, global organization and at times it can seem
complex. But Rotary is made up of individual men and women, each
doing a small part. After all, our motto is “Service Above Self”. To
those who are interested, Rotary offers many opportunities to learn
more about Rotary, to interact with diverse clubs and to train to
one day become more of a leader within the organization.
Rotary Leadership Training Institute
Every year, our district offers course at the Rotary Leadership
Institute. This is a one day program offering interactive sessions
on a variety of Rotary topics
Each district also offers a one day District Assembly for
incoming board members or those considering becoming board members.
The day consists of several breakout sessions to learn more about
specific topics within Rotary, followed by some terrific key-note
speakers and a delicious lunch
Every year, in the spring, our district offers a 3 day/2 night
conference which is usually held within the region. Participants can
participate in some or all of the event. The conference is fantastic
opportunity to meet Rotarians from other clubs as well as exchange
students. Its also a great chance to learn more about Rotary and
share ideas. There is a little time reserved at these events for
socializing and wild hats and costumes are sometime known to
spontaneously appear! Family member of all ages are welcome
Group Study Exchange:
Each fall a Rotarian is selected to lead a group of 4-6 local
business leaders to another region of the world for a 30 day tour
and exchange of ideas. A group of business leaders and a Rotarian
from that host area then come to the Lehigh Valley for a month to
learn about our culture and business practices. This program is open
to Rotarians as well as non-Rotarians so if you know anyone with a
desire to learn foreign languages and cultures, please let us know!
Participants must be between the ages of 25-40.
Each year Rotary International holds a 4 day conference. This
event is held all over the world, most recently in Salt Lake City
UT, Los Angeles, Birmingham, England and in 2010 it will be in
As you can see, Rotary is definitely not just about Romeos (Really
Old Men Eating Out)! We are a diverse group of men and women who
come together for fellowship, to serve our local and global
community in a wide variety of ways that benefits not only the
communities but ourselves as well.