The TOP 10 myths about Rotary revealed

We thought we'd share with you some answers to the TOP 10 myths we bump into out in the community.


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 well over twenty years. Women now play important roles in Rotary including as club Presidents and District Governors.


MYTH 3 - You have to be older to join Rotary

TRUTH -  Absolutely not ! Many clubs have Rotarians in their 20's, 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, governement 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. As you serve in Rotary, you have the ability to create your own 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 increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic needs, the need for friendship and fellowship. We are a network of individuals who enjoy working together and mixing with our communities.


MYTH 8 - Rotarians need to be good public speakers

TRUTH - Rotary develops confidence in people to allow them to speak in public where needed.


MYTH 9 - Rotary is all about business

TRUTH - Rotary is about service to others. Businesses do get involved. But so do many everyday working people and retirees.


MYTH 10 - Rotary is a local group

TRUTH - Rotary is a worldwide organization of 32,000+ clubs and 1.2 million members. A worldwide network that you have access to as a Rotarian.