The Lake Breeze Newspaper

Volume #98, Issue #8

Lake Breeze Newspaper

Andrew Becker, Web Edition Editor

April 26, 2013

Rotary Club Provides Community Service

Story by: Nico Menzel

“It is a service organization.” This is the answer you would get from anybody when you ask for a short definition of the Rotary organization.
It may be a short answer, but it is a very accurate definition.
Rotary International has over 1.2 million members, and there are around 34,000 single clubs registrated in each community across the world.
In detail, Rotary is a “worldwide network of inspired people who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in the community”.
Their motto is “Service Above Self” to reach their official goals which are: peace, conflict prevention, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy and economical and community development.
President of South High’s Rotary Club senior Bradley Pfeifer takes a closer look to the things students can do in Rotary.

“Students are getting involved in the community a lot, but they also go to meetings to develop their skills.”
The students involved in Rotary are getting involved in the community just as much as the Rotary members, but Pfeifer added, “Rotary International and the membership is just for adults”.
The services in the community are for people who need help or are in need of service. Developed by the Rotary was the “making spirits bright” in the Evergreen Park which had all the lights during Christmas time. They also had services such as the clean up of the beach or the fundraiser for “meals on wheels,” Pfeifer said.
Rotary is always looking for more students to become involved with the organization. Members gain many skills, socialize, and create lasting friendships; while gaining the satisfaction of volunteering their time to help out those less fortunate

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