The primary purpose of Rotary is to create friendships amongst public spirited people who want to give something back to their community,
Hence our motto :
“Service above Self”
What do we do? :- Click on any line to find out
Rotary International is a worldwide fellowship of men and women united in the ideal of service. Acknowledged as the world's first service organisation, it was founded by a young lawyer, Paul Harris, in Chicago in 1905, and spread rapidly across America, and by 1921 became international.
Rotary has nearly 30,000 clubs with a membership of around 1.2 million in over 162 countries.
The principles of service, understanding and goodwill are sustained by the fellowship which a Rotarian enjoys with fellow members in a club, and the mutual understanding and relationship which are shared with fellow Rotarians throughout the world. Rotarians are encouraged to serve the community individually and as members of their clubs. The spirit and ideal of Rotary, which has attracted so many from different races, faiths and cultures, has been simply but eloquently stated in The Object of Rotary.
Rotary Foundation Each club passes some of the money it raises to our central charity, Rotary Foundation, which spends 100% of the money it receives on charitable work worldwide. For over twenty years it has funded worldwide efforts to eliminate Poliomyelitis, and the project is virtually complete, with Polio now confined to a handful of countries. We are now working with the Bill Gates Foundation to completely eliminate it.
District 1080 There is also a district organisation where groups of clubs cooperate with training, and larger projects. We are part of District 1080 which covers the East of England.
Hunstanton Rotary Club
was founded in 1976.
We are a mixed gender club with currently Twenty-Seven Full members and
Sixteen Associate members..
The 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:
▪ FIRST - the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.
▪ SECOND - 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.
▪ THIRD - the application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business and community life.
▪ FOURTH - the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.