Why Rotary?

What makes us different?

We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders in nearly every country in the world who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.

Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.

Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary members have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.

Our motto: Service Above Self

For more than 110 years, Rotary’s guiding principles have been the foundation of our values: service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership.

Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:

  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies

Why join the Rotary Club of Lancaster?

The Rotary Club of Lancaster is a welcoming group of Rotarians who are active in the community, serving non-profits through service projects and donations all the while providing a venue for business executives and professionals to gather and share in fellowship and fun.

We are a group committed to the mission of Rotary International and work diligently to engage as a group to better our local club and community.

We welcome you to visit our Rotary Club every Wednesday, at Noon, at the Farm and Home Center in Lancaster, PA for our weekly meeting – or,  the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 5pm for our informalRotary Rendezvous” meeting,  which is designed to offer another gathering time that may be more convenient for some.   Our group is made up of 225+ members who represent all aspects of our community;  from business and non-profit leaders to service professionals to bankers, attorneys, accountants and more.

Join us for a meeting, and then consider joining us as a member.  Help us serve the Lancaster County Community in meaningful and sustainable ways.

Want to learn more?  Download the New Member Application or go to our Calendar to see the many opportunities we have for service, networking and fellowship.

20 Answers to the Question: Why Join Rotary?

  1. Friendship: In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship. It is one of two reasons why Rotary began in 1905.

  2. Business Development: The second original reason for Rotary's beginning is business development. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of every business community. Its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help each other and collectively help others.

  3. Personal Growth and Development: Membership in Rotary continues one's growth and education in human relations and personal development.

  4. Leadership Development: Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people. Serving in Rotary positions is like a college education. Leadership: learning how to motivate, influence and guide leaders.

  5. Citizenship in the Community: Membership in a Rotary club makes one a better community citizen. The average Rotary club consists of the most active citizens of any community.