Rotary International
Club of
Owego, New York
2012 District Conference Attendees

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Find us on Facebook 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, visit the RI president's page on the Rotary International website. You can also read his monthly messages on the RI website

Light Up Rotary 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."

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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

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Taylor Road Flower Bed 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). North Avenue Flower Bed

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:
  1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

  2. 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;

  3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;

  4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

THE FOUR-WAY TEST

of the things we think, say or do:
  1. Is it the TRUTH?

  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?

  3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

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