The Owego Rotary Club is one of 34,000 clubs
in more than 200 countries that make up Rotary International.
Our club is made up of business and professional leaders from our local community who contribute their time
and talents in service to the community and the world.
The objectives of Rotary are to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all
vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
The Rotary International President for 2014-2015 is
Gary C. K. Huang. He is Rotary's first Chinese president. He grew up in Taiwan and was encouraged
by his father to get involved in clubs and activities in school. To learn more about him,
RI president's page
on the Rotary International website.
You can also read his
monthly messages on the RI website
RI President Gary C.K. Huang chose "Light Up Rotary" as his theme for 2014-15.
Huang is urging club members to Light Up Rotary by hosting a Rotary Day in their community,
continuing our fight against polio, and increasing club membership. "Light Up Rotary is more
than our theme. It is how we make a difference — every day, in every club, and every country we serve."
Rotary Areas of Focus
Rotarians around the world are directing their efforts in six major areas to enhance their local
and global impact. Rotary's most successful and sustainable projects and activities tend to fall within
the following areas:
- Promoting peace
- Fighting disease
- Providing clean water
- Saving mothers and children
- Supporting education
- Growing local economies