Service above self is the thread that runs through Rotary around the world, uniting like-minded people in thought and action. Rotary is not political. Rotary International and Rotary clubs are prohibited from issuing partisan political statements. Rotarians as individuals, however, are encouraged to be well informed of developments within their communities and the world that affect their vocations and communities in pursuit of the Rotary's object of world understanding and peace. The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. This includes the development of high ethical standards in business and professions, and the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations.
Every rewarding career or vocation will require that you do some type of training or study to become familiar with all of the "tools" necessary to do that job. That training or study might be in a college or trade school; it might be on-the-job, it might be in an apprentice program, or it might be through an internship. By "tools" I don't necessarily mean hammers and drills, although they are included. Math is a tool; chemistry is a tool; physical conditioning is a tool; acting is a tool; knowledge of history is a tool; knowledge of people's behaviors is a tool; knowing how to answer a phone is a tool; computer skills are a tool, and of course, using power tools is a tool. After graduating from, or finishing, any training or study you will have the tools you need to do the job. At that point you are ready to learn how to apply your tools to the actual job or work that you will do. A large part of any training or study is simply to teach you how to use, and what are, the needed tools.
Here is a list of current and past projects of our Atascadero Rotary club: (Source: 2013/14 Continuing Resolution, Actual and Budgeted Expenses, and Club Member survey)
We started this project in 2012, following one of the objects of Rotary: "To encourage high ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society."
This website is dynamic. We started with a small amount of information, but with input from you, the community, and the members of our Club, we hope that it will grow to be helpful, encouraging, and insightful. You are the ones who can tell us how to improve this website. We invite your comments, opinions, and criticism.
Rotarians are individuals, just like you. We have our own strengths and weaknesses, opinions and philosophies. We have as many questions as you do. What Rotarians have in common is that we are each willing to help you with decisions that could possibly change the rest of your life. Rotarians rely on the Four-Way Test as a guide to ethical conduct in our own vocations and personal lives.