Rotary is an international humanitarian service organization of business and community leaders, and volunteers who are willing and able to support the Rotary International mission. Men and women, doing incredible things together, within their Rotary clubs, and in concert with Rotarians around the world. Rotarians believe in improving people's lives, leading to a better and more peaceful world, while having fun doing so. Targeted for elimination are poverty, disease, hunger, illiteracy, and pollution. We commit time, talent, experience and resources to make a positive difference. Founded in 1905, Rotary has over 1.5 million members around the world. Rotary helped develop the original United Nations charter in 1947 and holds a seat at the United Nations. Rotary clubs meet weekly to discuss, plan and adopt service projects, recognize members' successes and achievements, inspire others with whom Rotarians come in contact, enjoy fellowship, and have fun.
Rotary's motto is: "Service Above Self"
Rotarians also apply a "4-Way Test" in conduct and making decisions:
- Is it the truth?
- Is it fair to all concerned?
- Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
- Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
There are approximately 35,000 member clubs worldwide. A tenet of Rotary is that developing friendships encourages community and international service.
On behalf of the Florham Park Rotary, we hope you and your families are doing well during this challenging time.
We sincerely appreciate your understanding during this global challenge, and look forward to hearing about your interest in Florham Park Rotary and our activities. This year's Scholarship Award program is nearing completion, as of this second week in May, and we will conform with plans and arrangements of the schools involved, with award announcements and grants expected to take place in mid-June.
Plans related to the observance and celebration of Independence Day remain pending, and Florham Park Rotary will work within such plans as established by our town, county and state.
We recognize the work of all Front Line Heroes who continue to perform at a level of commendable personal dedication to treat our citizens and patients who struggle with the effects of the coronavirus on their health, lives and livelihoods. In this connection, we urge you to consider the unexpected, unplanned challenges faced by all Florham Park businesses, especially small businesses that cater to the retail trade. Many have resumed some level of service to customers; everyone is encouraged to support our local business owners and entrepreneurs.