Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club
The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club was organized in 1939, one of 32,000 clubs worldwide that has branches in 168 countries. Rotary has 1.2 million business and professional members. It is the largest international service organization in the world. Rotarians follow the motto, “Service Above Self” with service projects in their local communities and abroad. We address such critical issues as peace, poverty, hunger, illiteracy, water, disease and environmental concerns.
The Rotary Club of Rancho Santa Fe supports diverse projects ~ Building Homes in Mexico with Project Mercy , furnishing wheelchairs to the people of Malawi and assisting the Lost Boys of the Sudan and other refugees to adjust to life in the United States. At the same time, Club Members are actively involved in the local community through their support of such organizations as the Community Resource Center, San Diego Botanic Garden, the YMCA. We support the community by honoring a Teacher of the Month, Peace Officer of the Year and a Local Peace Maker of the Year. Among the many programs for local youth are soccer fees paid for the underprivileged, college scholarships for deserving graduates from local high school and community colleges. Rotarians throughout the world practice the following “Four Way Test” to assure high ethical standards in all of their business and professional activities.”Four Way Test” 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?
4. Will it be Beneficial to All Concerned?
Rotary is an enjoyable and satisfying way for everyone to serve their community and the world. Club members include every race, religion and culture. This diversity makes being a Rotarian an amazing experience.