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Dear Rotarians,
 
August is Membership and New Club Development month and perhaps one of the most important themes throughout the Rotary year. That is because without new members and, in particular, membership growth, Rotary will dwindle and become only a shadow of its vibrant past. As I suggested in my July letter last month, we were invited to become Rotarians because someone noticed a quality in each of us that would further and advance the Object of Rotary (see page 8 of the August Rotarian). That should not be taken lightly lest we squander a gift that others see in us even if we do not see it in ourselves. So we must take seriously our obligation to grow membership in the image of ourselves and those who have gone before us, β€œto encourage and foster the ideal of service.”
 
 
The Four-Way Test (of the things we think, say or do):
  1. Is it TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 

 
The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and , in particular, to encourage and foster: 
  • First - the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • Second - High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his occupation as an opportunity to serve society; 
  • Third - The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his personal, business, and community life;
  • Fourth - The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. 
 

 
 
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