"In Rotary, our business is not profit. Our business is peace. Our reward is not money but the
happiness and satisfaction of seeing a better, more peaceful world — one that we have
achieved through our own efforts."
RI President, 2012-13
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL GUIDING PRINCIPLES
The Object of Rotary
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 of each Rotarian's
occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
* THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's 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.
Avenues of Service
Rotary's commitment to service is channeled through the avenues of service, which form the foundation of club activity.
Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club.
Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards.
Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.
International Service encompasses actions to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.
New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities.
Four Way Test
The test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTERFRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
The mission of Rotary International is to
provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world
understanding, goodwill, and peace
through its fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.
Rotary and Diversity
Rotary International recognizes the value of diversity within individual clubs. Rotary encourages clubs to assess those in their communities who are eligible for membership, under existing membership guidelines, and to endeavor to include the appropriate range of individuals in their clubs. A club that reflects its community with regard to professional and business classification, gender, age, religion, and ethnicity is a club with the key to its future.
2013 ROTARY CONVENTION
Click on graphic below to learn more about the upcoming Rotary Convention
Program Facilitators May:
No Designation May 7 - Don Crum
May 14 - Tim Burke
May 21 - Tim Burke
May 28 Bob Savage
Rotary Fellowship Month Jun 4 - David Mason
Jun 11 Darcy Locken
Jun 18 - Jim Cavasso
Jun 25 - Carol Sharp
Numbers tell the story – Alturas Rotary is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year. Our club was chartered January 24, 1928, club #517, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Susanville. Eventually the club became large enough to divide into two clubs and on May 1, 1997 Rotary Club of Alturas Sunrise was formed, sponsored by Alturas Rotary.
June 1 of this year Alturas Rotary will sponsor the 64th Annual Fish Derby, and June 14 and 15 we will be sponsoring the Junior Livestock Show for the 65th year. That’s a lot of sponsoring, and we plan to keep on going. The nice part is that each year we find more causes, locally and beyond, that benefit from our work and donations.
Speaking of numbers and dates, Dr. Jonas Salk began testing a polio vaccine in 1952 and announced its success on April 12, 1955, 58 years ago this month. Dr. Albert Sabin began trials for an oral vaccine in 1957 and licensed it in 1962, just seven years after Dr. Salk’s success.
Looking back at where we began and seeing where we are now gives us all a positive outlook at how much we can continue to accomplish. I like to call it the Rotary Power!
Please continue stop by our website and Facebook page to find out more about the Rotary Club of Alturas.
Alturas Rotary welcomed Doug Johnson as our newest member May 14. Doug will be a great asset and he has already agreed to help with the Fandango Day Float and this website. That's the way to step up to the plate and hit a home run - Just say , "yes", and join in the fun.
1, 2, 3, ... 70, 71, 72 ...85
We Can Do It
Our next Bring a Friend to Rotary Day is scheduled for June 11. Thanks to the inspiring Ignite Program, 23 club members have brought 74 visitors to our weekly meetings this year. We are looking to reach 85 visitors for the year, in honor of 85 years of service by the Rotary Club of Alturas.
Special Rotarians . . . They Are Everywhere
At our recent Area 12 Foundation Dinner with the Alturas Sunrise and Surprise Valley Rotary clubs we honored several people who have risen above the norm to help others and improve our world.
Dick Read being pinned with a Paul Harris Fellow pin by President Carol Sharp
Assistant Governor David Mason honors Mike Mason
with a Paul Harris Fellow
Leah Katz, Foundation Dinner speaker, with her father, District Governor Sam "Woody" Wilbanks and Assistant Governor David Mason
Sober Graduation is Nearly Here
This past weekend was Prom night for the students of Modoc High School. This means that graduation 2013 is just around the corner and the drawing for the Alturas Rotary and Sober Graduation fundraising as well.
On the morning of June 15, ten lucky winners will be glad they chose to support this worthy fundraising event.
1st $5,000 CASH
2nd @2,013 CASH
3rd Brand New 2011 50cc Gas Power Scooter
4th 1/2 Beef ~ Weber Cattle Company
5th Laptop Computer ~ Seab's Electronics/Radio Shack
6th Apple IPAD
7th Family Gift Basket
8th 3 Cords Lodge Pole Pine Firewood ~ 2013 Grad Parents
9th 25 Tons Gravel ~ Larranaga Trucking & Construction
10th His and Hers Beach Cruisers ~ Seab's True Value
Thanks to the community for it's support of our youth and in helping to create a safe and memorable celebration for our
2013 Modoc High Graduates
What a Day it Was
Rotarians at Work Day
April 27, 2013
Mark Your Calendar
65th Annual Rotary Fish Derby, 8:00 am to 10:am
Pine Creek Reservoir