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."
To help Rotary end polio, click on "END POLIO NOW" below...
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:
One of the Owego Rotary Club projects is the planting and maintenance of three
flower beds at the entrances to the Village of Owego. Shown here are the flower beds
on Taylor Road (left) and North Avenue (right).
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 development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
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;
The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.