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Formed in 1946, the Rotary Club of Katy, TX., has a diverse membership of 40 business and professional men and women. The club is part of Rotary International with approximately 1.2 million members belonging to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. The Katy Rotary club meets each Thursday at noon at The Club at Falcon Point to enjoy a great meal, camaraderie, and to plan activities and fund-raisers for Rotary causes and ideals. We invite all interested individuals to come to a meeting, see what membership in Rotary means, and learn how we contribute to our local and international community (all while having a great deal of fun).

 

The 4-Way Test

  • Is it the TRUTH?

  • Is it FAIR to all concerned?

  • Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

  • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Definition of Rotary:
 
Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards and help build goodwill and peace in the worlds.
 
Object of Rotary:
 
To encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise: development of acquaintance as the opportunity for service the promotions of high ethical standards in business and professions through service of one's personal, business and community life the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace 
 

 Attendance


Regular attendance is essential to a strong and active Rotary club. Rotary stresses regular attendance because each member represents his own business or profession and thus the absence of any member deprives the club of the values of its diversified membership and the personal fellowship of each member.
 

The 4-Way Test

  • Is it the TRUTH?

  • Is it FAIR to all concerned?

  • Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

  • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
     

Four Avenues of Service

  • Club Service

  • Vocation Service

  • Community Service

  • International Service

New Member Sponsorship
 

  1. Invite a prospective member to several meetings 
  2. Accompany the prospective new member to one or more orientation/information meetings 
  3. Introduce new member to other club members each week for the first month 
  4. Invite the new member to accompany the sponsor to neighboring clubs 
  5. Ask the new member and spouse to accompany the sponsor to the club's social activities 
  6. urge the new member and spouse to attend the district conference 
  7. Serve as a special friend to assure the new member becomes an active Rotarian. 

Women in Rotary

In 1989 the "male only" provision was eliminated from the Rotary International constitution. Since that time, women have become members and leaders of clubs and districts throughout the world.



Some Rotary "Firsts:

Club Meeting was in Chicago, IL on February 23, 1905

Regular luncheon meetings were in Oakland, CA chartered in 1909

Convention was in Chicago, IL in 1910

Club outside the United States was chartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1910

Club outside of North America was chartered in Dublin, Ireland in 1911

Club in a non-English speaking country was in Havana, Cuba in 1916

Established Paul Harris Fellow recognition in 1957 for contribution of $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation

Club banner to orbit the moon carried by astronaut Frank Borman