We invite you to join us for our weekly meeting.
The George Washington Carver Community Center
WEDNESDAY 12:15 PM
Registration & Fellowship begins at 11:45
Membership in a Rotary club offers a number of benefits, including:
- Effecting change within the community:
- Advancing business and professional contacts:
- Developing leadership skills:
- Having an impact on international humanitarian issues:
Over the years the Kings Bay club has been involved in:
- bringing an iron lung to the area to demonstrate the need for contributions to the Rotary aim of the eradication of polio worldwide. An aim ALMOST achieved with only 39 cases worldwide.
- furnishing Hospice House in Lecanto in partnership with other Citrus County Rotary clubs
- an International water project to bring drinkable water in Honduras
- the improvement of Copeland Park and Kings Bay Park in Crystal River
- an ongoing project to send used USA fire tenders to Guatemala
- the successful One Rake at a Time project to remove lyngbya from Kings Bay
- raising funds, along with the City of Crystal River and others for the purchase of Three Sisters Springs
- organizing the annual Stone Crab Jam which raises large sums of money for the Kings Bay Rotary Charitable Foundation
- donating to many youth groups, social and welfare groups, including:
- Citrus County Education Foundation
- Citrus County Veterans Coalition
- Coastal Camp Citrus
- Community Food Bank of Citrus County
- Crystal River HS NJROTC
- George Washington Community Center
- Guardian Ad Litem
- Habitat for Humanity
- Nature Coast Ministries Dental Clinic
- Nature Coast Young Marines
- Operation Welcome Home
- Rotary Camp Florida
- United Way of Citrus County
Area Rotary Clubs
- Monday: Crystal River 12:15 PM Plantation Inn
- Tuesday: Inverness – 12:00 PM – Inverness Golf and Country Club
- Tuesday: Sugarmill Woods 5:00 PM Sugarmill Woods Country Club
- Wednesday: Central Citrus 7:30 AM – Tuscany on the Meadows – Quality Inn 486
- Thursday: Homosassa 7:00 AM Luigi’s Restaurant
- E-Club of Southeast USA and CaribbeanClub
The 4-Way Test
From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The 4-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The 4-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions:
“Of the things we think, say or do:
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?”
Rotary is a volunteer organization of 1.2 million business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace. About 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas conduct projects to address today’s challenges – including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns – while encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations.
As the world’s largest private provider of international scholarships, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International helps more than 1,000 students annually to study abroad and serve as cultural ambassadors. Rotary also partners with seven prestigious universities around the world, providing opportunities to earn a master’s or doctorate degree in peace and conflict resolution.
Our commitment to service is ongoing. We began our fight against polio in 1979 with a project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines. PolioPlus is Rotary’s flagship program. By the time polio is eradicated, Rotary club members will have contributed $1 Billion U.S. and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than two billion children in 122 countries. Rotary is the spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, along with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Founded in Chicago in 1905 the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris a Chicago attorney as the world’s first volunteer service organization. Rotary quickly expanded around the globe as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member. Today, club members meet weekly to plan service projects discuss community and international issues, and enjoy fellowship. Clubs are nonpolitical and open to every race, culture, and creed.
Are you interested in sharing your skills and experiences with other from our community? We are looking for people who walk with integrity, expertise, and a commitment to service. These are the qualities that make Rotarians extraordinary and our members find time to meet together, solve problems, exchange ideas and make lifelong friendships.
Rotary brings together great minds from nearly everywhere in the world. People from all continents, cultures, and occupations—it’s truly one of our greatest strengths. Our members are leaders in their fields and communities. Our diverse perspectives help us to see problems differently—and help us solve them in communities throughout the world.