Welcome to the Rotary Club of Reading!
We at the Rotary Club of Reading stand with our community in following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the emergency declaration of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf regarding novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our most important concern is the health and safety of our employees, clients, and friends.
The Rotary Club of Reading has been serving our community for over 100 Years!
We’re glad you’re here! Our club was chartered in 1913 and we have been active in our community ever since. The objective of Rotary is to “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.” Rotary is a service organization. Since 1910, the Rotary Motto has been “Service Above Self.”
Rotary strives to achieve its objective of “Service Above Self” through activities in four primary areas. These are often referred to as the Four Avenues of Service.
Club Service This “Avenue” promotes the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service. It involves the activities necessary to make the Club function successfully and achieve its goals.
Vocational Service This area represents the opportunity that each Rotarian has to represent the dignity and utility of one’s vocation as an opportunity to serve society. Rotarians promote and foster high ethical standards in business and professions and promote the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations.
Community Service This “Avenue” relates to the activities that Rotarians undertake to improve the quality of life in their community. Particular emphasis is given to helping children, needy families, the aged, the handicapped, and those most in need of assistance. Rotarians strive to promote the ideal of service in their personal, business, and community lives.
International Service In this area, Rotarians strive for the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. International Service Projects are designed to meet the humanitarian needs of people in many lands, with particular emphasis on the most underprivileged children and families in developing countries.
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