Welcome Letter from our President
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Appleton’s website. The site provides information for current members as well as prospective members who may have an interest in joining our service organization. Please visit us on Facebook as well.
The Rotary Club of Appleton is one of more than 33,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide who share the common goal of “Service above Self”. Rotary is the world’s largest non-religious affiliated service organization in the world. The Rotary Club of Appleton currently has approximately 200 members representing nearly all professions who have realized the many benefits of what it means to be a “Rotarian”. These include developing lasting friendships while at the same time advancing peace and goodwill through service on a local, national, and international level.` This is accomplished by interacting with members at our weekly meetings, performing local service projects, involvement with international projects, and also participating in our fellowship activities. The Rotary theme for the 2012-2013 year is “Peace through Service”.
As you browse the website you will find information on current activities and service projects the Club is involved in along with a calendar listing the weekly meetings and respective informational programs on many different subjects that are offered. Our weekly newsletter, the “GUSTO” offers great insight into club activities and meetings.
A review of the various Club committees as well as the Appleton Rotary Foundation will give you an indication of the types of activities the Club is involved in and the funding of these activities. A few of the activities are participating in the worldwide initiative to eradicate polio through our “Polio Plus” initiative, assistance in the Peruvian Mobile Medical project, the sponsorship of youth scholarship programs, a Rotary Youth Exchange program, and a Rotary Youth Leadership Conference. I encourage you to review the links regarding Rotary International and its Foundation to gain a greater understanding of what Rotary does on a worldwide basis as well as within our District 6220 including the SAMP program (Sharing Around the world Medical Project) in which the Rotary Club of Appleton has taken a leading role.
If you are a current member who is not actively involved or someone who is considering joining the Club please contact me to discuss our Club further. Prospective members I would be honored to have you be my guest at one of our weekly meetings. This will give you an opportunity to determine if this is an organization you would like to be actively involved in. Thank you very much for visiting our website.