The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
The world’s first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, was formed on 23 February 1905 by Paul P. Harris, an attorney who wished to capture in a professional club the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth. The Rotary name derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members’ offices.
Rotary’s popularity spread, and within a decade, clubs were chartered from San Francisco to New York to Winnipeg, Canada. By 1921, Rotary clubs had been formed on six continents. The organization adopted the Rotary International name a year later.
As Rotary grew, its mission expanded beyond serving club members’ professional and social interests. Rotarians began pooling their resources and contributing their talents to help serve communities in need. The organization’s dedication to this ideal is best expressed in its motto: Service Above Self.
Today, 1.2 million Rotarians belong to over 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.
President - Paul Peery
President-Elect - Ada Fahrenholt-Alexander
Secretary - Bob Miracle
Treasurer - Keith Hooks
Sergeant-at-Arms - Tom Sartor
The Kilgore Rotary Club meets at noon every Wednesday at the Clubs at Meadowbrook located in Kilgore, Texas.
The Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do.
FIRST: Is it the TRUTH?
SECOND: Is it FAIR to all concerned?
THIRD: Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
FOURTH: Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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