Service above Self
In preparation for becoming President of the Rotary Club of Burlington, I attended a Presidents training session during which all incoming Presidents were asked to high-light their clubs service projects. I quickly started writing, and by the time it became my turn to speak my list was 17 items long. The entrees ranged from Hands for Honduras to Pure Water for the World, from recognizing Burlingtons fine Police Force to awarding medals to some very special athletes at the Special Olympics; from a beautification project for the Gateway to Burlington to planting flowers at City Hall Plaza. My list went on and on, and it was the same for many of the others. Service above Self is more than a slogan; it is a way of life for the Rotary Club of Burlington and 32,000 Rotary Clubs around the world.
The Rotary Club of Burlington offers a way to experience Burlingtons rich civic and city life while expanding ones international scope. The cornerstone of the club is Mondays weekly luncheon meeting featuring distinguished speakers and other activities, events and community projects. You will build friendships among business and professional leaders who share interest in Burlington, but also have a global outlook. You will be enriched and educated by stimulating speakers on topics of local, national and international interest. Members and their service projects support the City of Burlington, Chittenden County, the State of Vermont and international communities through philanthropy and volunteer projects.
Membership in Rotary will help one expand global understanding through a diverse fraternity, welcoming visitors from Rotarys 32,000 clubs world-wide, scholarship exchange programs and Rotary travel opportunities. The objective of The Rotary Club of Burlington is to promote a peaceful, prosperous, just and sustainable world in partnership with Rotary Clubs World-wide.
Come join us any Monday at noon at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Burlington and see if Rotary membership is for you. Come be a part of the 1.2 million business, professional and community leaders from more than 200 countries who are dedicated to the advancement of international understanding and who are providing humanitarian service and building goodwill and peace in the world.
Yours in Rotary,
Kim Wichert, President
The Rotary Club of Burlington