About Mount Airy Rotary
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:
of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
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;
of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal,
business, and community life;
of international understanding, goodwill, and peace
through a world fellowship of business and professional
persons united in the ideal of service.
Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all
Will it build GOOD WILL
and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL
to all concerned?
the first Rotary Club in Chicago in 1905, later became
the first President of "Rotary International"
in 1910. He served in this position for two years,
from 1910 until 1912. Thus, the founder of the
Rotary idea, who declined to be president of the first
club, became the first president of the worldwide
organization, Rotary International. The man
selected to be the first president was the one of the
other founding members, Silvester Schiele.