What is Rotary?
Rotary is a worldwide network of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities.
Made up of over 34,000 Rotary clubs around the world, Rotary International forms a global network of business, professional, and community leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve communities locally and around the world – and form strong, lasting friendships in the process.
Our motto, Service Above Self, exemplifies the humanitarian spirit of the 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide. Service efforts are directed toward our areas of focus:
- Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
- Disease prevention and treatment
- Water and sanitation
- Maternal and child health
- Basic education and literacy
- Economic and community development
Rotary Club of Clemmons
The Rotary Club of Clemmons actively supports a number of charitable organizations and activities both locally and internationally. Organizations like the Clemmons Food Pantry, the Boy Scouts, Cancer Services, the Salvation Army, and Make-A-Wish foundation have received gifts of cash and service, raised and coordinated by the Clemmons Rotarians. We're tutors at Southwest Elementary school and chaperones accompanying World War II veterans to Washinton, D.C. to visit the WWII Memorial for the Triad Flight of Honor.
We've helped build a school in Jamaica and a drinking well at an orphanage in Kenya. Through the Saving Little Hearts of Nicaragua program, we've provided assistance to children requiring open heart surgery and wheelchairs to orphanages. We are also strong supporters of Rotary International's efforts to eradicate Polio.
Clemmons Rotarians have got a real soft-spot for kids; we're tutors at Southwest Elementary school and hosts of an annual high school speech competition where students raise awareness of the perils of drug and alcohol abuse.
Each year we send dozens of kids to Camp Hanes, and provide college scholarships to graduating seniors from West Forsyth High School. We annually host hundreds of kids for a holiday dinner and tour of the Tanglewood Festival of Lights, and sponsor the leaders of the future at the Rotary Youth Leadership Conference.
Your Community and Rotary Need You!
Whether internationally or locally, Rotarians are active in the community. You can be a part of of this great organization, leveraging your time and talents while making great friends. To learn more about Rotary, visit us at a weekly meeting or check out the Rotary International website at Rotary.org.