What is Rotary all about? What are the major misunderstandings about Rotary. The10 Top myths revealed



MYTH 1: Rotary is a secret society with an official creed.


TRUTH: Rotary has no secret handshake, no secret meetings and no secret rituals. It is an open  society of men and  women who simply believe in helping others.


MYTH 2: Rotary is exclusively a male only organization.


TRUTH: Rotary started out as a men only organization but has changed its constitution to allow women for over twenty years. Women now play important roles in Rotary including club Presidents.


MYTH 3: You have to be older to join Rotary.


TRUTH: Absolutely not! Many clubs have Rotarians in their 30’s and 40’s as well as experienced managers who have been committed to Rotary for a long time.


MYTH 4: Owning a business is a must.


TRUTH: One does not have to own a business. Members include teachers, nurses, city workers, real estate agents and many other professions.


MYTH 5: Rotary is boring.


TRUTH: Rotary is FUN. Every meeting is FUN. The club projects are FUN. Social activities are FUN .  Service is FUN !


MYTH 6: You have to be rich to join Rotary.


TRUTH: You need not be rich. You only need a deep desire to serve your fellow man.


MYTH 7: Rotarians are not friendly.


TRUTH: In an increasing complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic needs, the need for friendship and fellowship.


MYTH 8:Rotarians need to be good public speakers.


TRUTH: Rotary develops confidence in people to allow them to speak in public


MYTH 9: Rotary is all about business.


TRUTH: Rotary is about service to others


MYTH 10: Rotary is a local group


TRUTH: This is a worldwide organization of 33,000 clubs. Find out more at http://www.rotary.org