New Rotary Club forming in Union

Community Happenings
Union Masonic Lodge
Sennebec Road
Martha Johnston-Nash
Feb 04, 2014
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

There is a new service club starting in the Union/Knox County area and you are invited to join us for an upcoming meeting to see what it's all about. We are a proposed Rotary club which meets on Tuesday mornings at the Union Masonic Lodge on Sennebec Road in Union. Our club meetings are scheduled to take no more than one hour, and include a speaker of interest. This Tuesday (March 25th) the topic is Polio Eradication.


If you haven't ever been involved in a Rotary club, I'd love to have you come experience it and learn about the many projects Rotary International covers all across the globe: including our most precious and rewarding, that of Polio eradication. Many others include providing water and toilet facilities to underdeveloped areas; teaching indigents how to create their own trades or businesses; providing funds for orphanages. The projects are many and varied.


And the projects are not just worldly; they are also local. Currently the West Bay Rotary Club is helping create parking off Barnestown Road for the hiking trail. We have built park benches, we provide parking personnel for the great National Toboggin races; and we earn money to help many local non-profit organizations. We send high school students to other countries to learn other cultures. And while we're doing this, we're building lasting relationships of our own.


There are projects which can be done in our inland area as well. Please come and bring your ideas!  And find out for yourself how very rewarding being part of Rotary can be.


Rotary was started over 100 years ago when a Chicago businessman realized there needed to be some ethics in business, and he called on some friends to join him in weekly meetings to support each other. They developed some standards for their professional lives, which became an important part of Rotary's Guiding Principles. The Four-Way Test asks each member to consider of the things we think, say or do: 1) Is it the TRUTH?; 2) Is it FAIR to all concerned?; 3) Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?; and 4) Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?  Their meeting location would rotate between businesses, thus the name Rotary.


Please come to our meeting this Tuesday, and see if it's something you might like in your life - or just to hear our speaker! No reservations needed. For more information, call Martha at 596-9630 or Linda at 542-7676.