Slippery Rock Rotary Club
Our club was organized by the Butler PM Club, and charted by Rotary International (RI) in 1937. We are Club #5163, in District 7280.
Slippery Rock Rotary meets each Monday from noon to 1:00, except bank holidays, in the lower level of NexTier Bank. We enjoy a catered lunch provided by North Country Brewing Company or Giant Eagle at a minimal cost. Most weekly meetings include brief presentations, often by non-Rotarians, about an event of community, regional or world interest or concern.
DUES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Dues include an international portion, local club fees and the Rotarian, the Rotary Magazine. Dues are collected on a July 1-June 30 calendar and are pro-rated for members joining after July 1.
We strongly encourage, but don’t require our members to consider the voluntary 100.00 donation each year for ten years to the Rotary Foundation to become Paul Harris Fellows. Presently over 75% of our members have contributed that amount or more.
SERVICE PROJECTS AND LEADERSHIP:
In recent years, our club has contributed between $5,000- 10,000 each year for our charitable activities. We have hosted golf outings, pancake dinners and other programs to raise those funds. With those funds we also send one or more high school students to the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership) and ROVA (Rotary Vocational Awards) camps and we provide each third grader in Slippery Rock Elementary Schools with their own dictionary.
We also support college level students as Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars, we have had team leaders from SR’s Rotary as team leaders in RI’s Group Study Exchanges and we have hosted a number of international exchange students.
Slippery Rock Rotary has presented numerous Distinguished Community Service Awards to community members, some who were non-Rotarians. This recognition carries with it the distinguished Paul Harris Fellowship for which the club makes a $1000.00 donation to Rotary International’s Annual Fund in their names.
Slippery Rock Rotary has provided leadership to District 7280 through District Governors Bradley Keith, Charles Schultz, Ted Walwik, Paul Rizza and Hank Anna. District Governor Nominee Judith Hughes is also a member of the Slippery Rock club.
THE 4-WAY TEST OF ROTARY
The Four-Way Test was conceived in 1932 by businessman Herbert J. Taylor, a member of the Rotary Club of Chicago who served as Rotary International president in 1954-55. Having taken
on the task of saving a company from bankruptcy, Taylor developed the test as an ethical guide to follow in all business matters. The company’s survival was credited to this simple philosophy.
Adopted by Rotary International in 1934, The Four-Way Test remains an essential standard against which Rotarians measure ethical behavior.
Of the things we think, say or do:
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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