For years, Rotary’s commitment to Service Above Self has been channeled through the four Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of club activity.
Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the smooth functioning of Rotary clubs.
Vocational Service involves club members serving others through their professions and aspiring to high ethical standards. Rotarians, as business leaders, share skills and expertise through their vocations, and they inspire others in the process.
Community Service is the opportunity Rotary clubs have to implement club projects and activities that improve life in the local community.
International Service encompasses efforts to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the world and to promote world understanding and peace. It includes everything from contributing to PolioPlus to funding disaster relief via Shelter Box USA, to helping Rotary Youth Exchange students adjust to their host countries. Rotary’s Rotarians are members of Rotary clubs. Rotary clubs belong to Rotary International.
Fund raising activities
Throughout its history the Venice Nokomis Rotary Club has contributed thousands of dollars each year to community and international service projects. These funds, at times exceeding $50,000 annually are raised through two major fund raising events and through the efforts and contributions of our individual members.
A qualified candidate for Rotary club membership is an adult of good character and good business, professional, or community reputation. The candidate fits one of the following criteria:
Holds or has held an executive position with discretionary authority in any worthy and recognized business or profession. Serves or has served as a community leader.