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Well, here you are. Either you would like to be a new member or you have made the commitment and would like to know more.

Either way – welcome! This section is designed for you to learn more about what Rotary is, does and will allow you to become.

Take your time looking through these pages. As you find questions let us know – we are happy to talk with you.


Rotary Club of Stanwood-Camano Island
You have been invited to join and serve in Rotary, the world's premier service organization comprised of more than 1.2 million members in more than 32,000 clubs spread throughout over 200 countries of the world.
This on-line orientation has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to learn about Rotary in general and our club specifically. We believe it is important for your success, that you understand the expectations, the commitment and the rewards that you will make and receive as a member of Rotary.
What is Rotary?
Rotary is . . ."An organization of business and professional people united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world."

"Specifically, a Rotary Club is composed of business and professional people who have accepted the ideal of service as a basis for attaining fulfillment in the personal, vocational, and community life."
What is the object of Rotary?

"To encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise"
This "ideal of service" can be fostered through:

  • the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • the promotion of high ethical standards in business and professions;
  • through service in one's personal, business and community life;
  • the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace