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 2013-2014 is
Ron D. Burton from Norman, Oklahoma. To learn about him,
view the video:
or read his
on the Rotary International website.
You can also read his
monthly messages on the RI website
The Rotary International Theme this year is
"Engage Rotary, Change Lives."
Here is what RI president Ron Burton said about the new theme:
"When we realize what we can achieve in Rotary – when we really engage Rotary –
that’s when lives change. We change the lives of the people who need us. That is inevitable.
And along the way, our lives are changed as well. That is also inevitable.
That’s what our theme is all about in 2013-14: Engage Rotary, Change Lives. "
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.