For prospective members
What Rotary can do for you
- Improve your leadership skills
- Give back to the community
- Network with other business and community leaders
- Participate in local and International service projects
- Develop good friendships
If you are interested in joining The Rotary Club of Bowen Island, we’d love to talk to you. Please come to one of our Thursday night meetings and ask any of the leadership to tell you about The Rotary Club of Bowen Island. Your interest will be welcome, and there will be no pressure to join. There is lots for you to discover, both about the work and history of this club, and the accomplishment of the 33,000 clubs that make up Rotary International.
The foundation of Rotary is the concept of Service above self, and our Guiding Principles. <<Please click the link to read about our principles.
We, on Bowen Island, are proud of what our group has achieved in the short time since this club was founded. Our club is part of an assembly of 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide. It is amazing what we are accomplishing by working together. Even if you choose not to be a member, we’d love you to become familiar with this service organization.
What is Rotary?
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
Rotary is the world’s ﬁrst service club, founded In Chicago, Illinois, USA on February 23, 1905. Rotary’s first club outside the USA was founded in Winnipeg, Canada.
Rotary is 1.2 million service-minded men and women belonging to nearly 32,000 Rotary clubs in virtually every nation in the world.
Rotarians meet for interesting and informative programs dealing with topics of local and global importance, fellowship and local service projects. Membership is by invitation and reﬂects a wide cross-section of community representation.
Rotarians plan and carry out a remarkable variety of humanitarian, educational and cultural exchange programs that touch people’s lives in their local and global communities.
Each year, The Rotary Foundation provides some US$60 million for international scholarships, cultural exchanges and humanitarian projects large and small that improve the quality of life for millions of people.