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 acquaintances 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.
Welcome to the Bridgeton Rotary Club. When you become a member, the local club opens the door to a wide variety of opportunities as you become part of the world’s leading international service club.
Opportunity for vocational service. Rotary strives to have a wide variety of good representatives of many vocations in all clubs. Rotarians are encouraged to serve others through their work, to practice high ethical standards in all they do, to represent their vocations with honor and to associate with and learn from people from different vocations in your community, throughout the nation and the world.
Opportunity for club service. Rotary provides many opportunities for sharpening leadership skills and strengthening fellowship through the administration of an effective functioning club. In order to carry out Rotary’s mission of local, national and international service, you have to have a strong Rotary Club. Opportunities to serve include serving on a club committee, getting involve with club community projects or offering your name to be nominated on the club board or to serve as as a club officer.
Opportunity for community service. Rotary Club membership opens new doors for your involvement in meaningful projects and activities of the club to improve life in its community. Joining with other business and professional people to do good things for your community is one of the opportunities that make membership in Rotary valuable and fulfilling. Our club serves the community in many ways including support and involvement in the County Adopt-A-Road Project, Bridgeton Area Food Banks, Bridgeton Invitational Baseball Tournament, Bridgeton Public Library, Bridgeton Main Street Association, Career Days/Other Vocational activities at area high schools, Scholarships to Area High School Students and many more.
Opportunity for international service. Through membership in your local Rotary Club, you gain the opportunity to support and get involved in Rotary’s humanitarian services and programs that reach around the globe and that promote world understanding and peace. Rotary’s International Foundation with contributions from Rotarians and clubs throughout the world, has provided the financial resources and volunteers to tackle such projects as Polio Plus, which lead the way to almost totally eradicating Polio from the world. There are few organizations in the world that can provide this opportunity for world service to local members.
While we are taking advantage of these opportunities for service, we also have a good time doing so. Our weekly meetings and other projects and activities are where ideas are exchanged and friendships are made and strengthened. We look forward to welcoming you into the exciting, fulfilling and opportunity-filled world of Rotary.
Rotary Club President
Immediate Past President
Valerie James Kemp