What is Rotary?

Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.

Learn more about our structure and our foundation and our strategic vision.

What we do
Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 46,000+ clubs work together to:

• Promote peace

• Fight disease

• Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene

• Save mothers and children

• Support education

• Grow local economies

• Protect the environment

 

Locally

The heart of Rotary is our members, dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Rotary Club of Eureka members meet weekly to share ideas, make plans, hear from the community, and catch up with friends during club programs that fuel the impact we make. Founded in 19XX Rotary Club of Eureka has remained committed to benefitting our local community in a variety of ways.  Contact us to learn more… (Email)

Internationally

The Rotary Foundation

In addition to participating in improving the world locally and regionally, Rotary Club of Eureka has participated in numerous worldwide projects related to clean water, global grants and more. We are working to change the world for the better. The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.

What impact can one donation have?

  • For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio.
  • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness.
  • $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.

https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary/rotary-foundation

Rotary Foundation Programs

PolioPlus Since 1988, Rotary and our partners have immunized nearly 3 billion children against polio. As of June 2021, Rotary had committed more than $2.2 billion to global polio eradication. We’re still working to eliminate the wild poliovirus in the last two countries where it remains endemic and to ensure that it does not return elsewhere. In 2020-21, program awards, including PolioPlus Partners grants, totaled $152.9 million.

Global grants – Global grants fund large-scale international activities with sustainable, measurable results that support Rotary’s areas of focus. Activities include humanitarian projects, scholarships, and vocational training teams. In 2020-21, the Foundation approved 2,066 global grants, and program awards totaled $130.0 million.

District grants – District grants support small-scale, short-term projects related to the Foundation’s mission. In 2020-21, the Foundation approved 467 district grants, and program awards totaled $31.1 million.

Disaster response grants – Rotary’s disaster response grants support relief and recovery efforts in areas that have been affected by natural disasters within the past six months. In 2020-21, the Foundation approved 55 disaster response grants, and program awards totaled $3.1 million.

Rotary Peace Centers Each year, the Foundation supports the training of peace fellows at Rotary Peace Centers, where they earn master’s degrees or professional development certificates. Since 2002-03, 1,487 fellows from more than 115 countries have participated. In 2020-21, 117 fellows from 63 countries began their studies at the Rotary Peace Centers, and program awards for the fellows and centers totaled $4.4 million.

Programs of Scale grants – Programs of Scale grants empower Rotary members to work with experienced partners to implement large-scale, high-impact projects over three to five years to benefit a large number of people. The member-led Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia program was awarded the 2020-21 grant of $2 million, which was matched by $4 million in funding from our partners.

The Four-Way Test

The Four-Way Test is a test used by Rotarians world-wide as a moral code for personal and business relationships. The test can be applied to almost any aspect of life. The test was scripted by Herbert J. Taylor an American from Chicago as he set out to save a distribution company from bankruptcy. It was later adopted by Rotary International.

Is it the TRUTH?

There is a timelessness in truth that is unchangeable. Truth cannot exist without justice.

Is it FAIR to all concerned?

The substitution of fairness for the harsh principles of doing business at arm’s length has improved rather than hurt business relationships.

Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

Man is by nature a cooperative creature and it is his natural instinct to express love.

Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

This question eliminates the dog-eat-dog mentality and substitutes the idea of constructive and creative competition.

Joining Rotary Club of Eureka

Membership in a Rotary club is by invitation only. Individuals must be sponsored or proposed for membership into a club.  A person being considered for membership is invited by a club member, or sponsor, to attend one or more club meetings to learn more about Rotary and the sponsor submits the candidate’s name to the club’s membership committee. Ready to get started?  Please tell us about yourself…

    We hope that joining Rotary becomes a fulfilling, lifelong experience for you.
    Because joining often leads to meaningful friendships, so the decision to invite a new individual is not taken lightly and often involves all club members.