The Rotary Club of Sammamish, part of Rotary District 5030, is a service club organization whose membership is comprised of business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve their local communities and the world. Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self.”
The Rotary Club of Sammamish was chartered on April 2, 2003 with just 8 members. We now have 38 members, meeting each Thursday morning at the Bellewood Apartments on the Sammamish plateau from 7:15 to 8:30. We welcome you to join us for breakfast and hear about all the fun activities in our community.
What is expected of a Member?
Rotary is built upon fellowship, which develops by attending the weekly meetings. It is understood that among busy individuals a problem with weekly attendance may arise. If a member misses a meeting, it is a privilege to "make up" at another Rotary club. There are Rotary Clubs in every nation of the free world. The time and place of each meeting is listed in the Rotary Directory and on the Internet at www.rotary.org.
In addition to regular attendance, we expect members to actively participate in the clubs activities. Our club is involved in many important and worthwhile projects in our community and the world. Click the "Service Projects" link above to read about some of the projects, in which our club is involved.
What is Rotary?
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.
Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.
Although Rotary clubs develop autonomous service programs, all Rotarians worldwide are united in a campaign for the global eradication of polio. In the 1980s, Rotarians raised US$240 million to immunize the children of the world; by 2005, Rotary's centenary year and the target date for the certification of a polio-free world, the PolioPlus program will have contributed US$500 million to this cause. In addition, Rotary has provided an army of volunteers to promote and assist at national immunization days in polio-endemic countries around the world.
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is a not-for-profit corporation that promotes world understanding through international humanitarian service programs and educational and cultural exchanges. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and others who share its vision of a better world. Since 1947, the Foundation has awarded more than US$1.1 billion in humanitarian and educational grants, which are initiated and administered by local Rotary clubs and districts