The Wachusett Area Rotary Club

                                                      

Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling, & West Boylston

Massachusetts

Meeting for Breakfast, Every Friday, 7:30 AM @ The Manor Restaurant, West Boylston

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Click Here For Directions to The Manor Restaurant, 42 West Boylston Street,  West Boylston, MA 01583

 

THIS MONTH'S EVENTS

 This Month's Regular Meetings:

Thank you to everyone who supported our Dinner Dance on SATURDAY, APRIL 12TH

April 18th, 2014

Club Breakfast: 7:30 AM at

The Manor Restaurant
42 West Boylston Street
 West Boylston, MA 01583
 Phone 508.835.4722
 Fax: 508.835.3893

Speaker Chair: “ Good Friday” the answer is yes, we have so many “ Good” things to share

April 25th, 2014

Club Breakfast: 7:30 AM at

The Manor Restaurant
42 West Boylston Street
 West Boylston, MA 01583
 Phone 508.835.4722
 Fax: 508.835.3893

Speaker Chair: Jack Curran - speaker: David Armstrong, The New Holden Chief of Police

May 2nd, 2014

Club Breakfast: 7:30 AM at

The Manor Restaurant
42 West Boylston Street
 West Boylston, MA 01583
 Phone 508.835.4722
 Fax: 508.835.3893

Speaker Chair: Club Asembly

May 9th, 2014

Club Breakfast: 7:30 AM at

The Manor Restaurant
42 West Boylston Street
 West Boylston, MA 01583
 Phone 508.835.4722
 Fax: 508.835.3893

Speaker Chair: Caron Dooley

May 16th, 2014

Club Breakfast: 7:30 AM at

The Manor Restaurant
42 West Boylston Street
 West Boylston, MA 01583
 Phone 508.835.4722
 Fax: 508.835.3893

Speaker Chair: Brian Fortes

May 23rd, 2014

Club Breakfast: 7:30 AM at

The Manor Restaurant
42 West Boylston Street
 West Boylston, MA 01583
 Phone 508.835.4722
 Fax: 508.835.3893

Speaker Chair: Savvas Fotiadis

May 30th, 2014

Club Breakfast: 7:30 AM at

The Manor Restaurant
42 West Boylston Street
 West Boylston, MA 01583
 Phone 508.835.4722
 Fax: 508.835.3893

Speaker Chair:  Club Assembly

June 6th, 2014

Club Breakfast: 7:30 AM at

The Manor Restaurant
42 West Boylston Street
 West Boylston, MA 01583
 Phone 508.835.4722
 Fax: 508.835.3893

Speaker Chair:  Dave Frechette

June 13th, 2014

Club Breakfast: 7:30 AM at

The Manor Restaurant
42 West Boylston Street
 West Boylston, MA 01583
 Phone 508.835.4722
 Fax: 508.835.3893

Speaker Chair: Steve Groccia

June 20th, 2014

Club Breakfast: 7:30 AM at

The Manor Restaurant
42 West Boylston Street
 West Boylston, MA 01583
 Phone 508.835.4722
 Fax: 508.835.3893

Speaker Chair: Pat Harrington

From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The 4-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.

This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The 4-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?"
 

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The 4-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL?       4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all?
 

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About Rotary

“Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves.”
—Paul P. Harris

Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.

Rotary History

Object of Rotary

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 acquaintance 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.

More About Rotary

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs located in 166 countries.

Rotary's Ongoing Commitment

Rotarians have not only been present for major events in history—we’ve been a part of them. From the beginning, three key traits have remained strong throughout Rotary:

We’re truly international. Only 16 years after being founded, Rotary had clubs on six continents. Today we’re working together from around the globe both digitally and in-person to solve some of our world’s most challenging problems.

We persevere in tough times. During WWII, Rotary clubs in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Japan were forced to disband. Despite the risks, many continued to meet informally and following the war’s end, Rotary members joined together to rebuild their clubs and their countries.

Our commitment to service is ongoing. We began our fight against polio in 1979 with a project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines. By 2012, only three countries remain polio-endemic—down from 125 in 1988.

 

1905

Chicago attorney Paul P. Harris convenes the first Rotary meeting on 23 February in Room 711 of the Unity Building in Chicago. Harris envisions a professional club that brings together men from a variety of vocations. Gustavus Loehr, Hiram Shorey, and Silvester Schiele attend. The meeting sets the groundwork for the world's first service club: the Rotary Club of Chicago.

1908

The second Rotary club, the Rotary Club of San Francisco, receives its charter on 12 November. Founding members Homer Wood, Chester H. Woolsey, and Roy R. Rogers attend the charter banquet. Club members elect Wood president, and he becomes known as the father of Rotary on the Pacific Coast.

 

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