The Wabash Rotary Club
   Club #3392   •  District #6540  •  Zone #28
 We Meet Monday's at Noon at the Honeywell Center 
             275 W Market Street, Downtown
Wabash

 

 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Rotary Foundation Chair
Past President-Board Member
Membership Chair
Director of Club Service
Director of Club Administration
Director of Public Relations
Director of Online Services
Board Member At-Large
 

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Rotary District 6540 Governor Roger D. Sims visits the Wabash Rotary Club and highlights the following Rotary International Presidential goals for 2015-2016.
 
Stronger More Effective Clubs means that Rotary International provides clubs with resources that help engage new and existing members, increases service activities, and helps Rotary grow globally.
 
Greater Impact means the Rotary International can measure the effect of it's clubs on service activities in communities around the world.
 
Greater Visibility and Influence means Rotary International is recognized and understood by the general public for it's local and globally; and has a reputation for uniting leaders to exchange ideas and take action.
 
 
 

 

The generosity of the Wabash Rotary Club revealed that in the 2014-2015 club year we donated over $16,000 to the community and service projects.  Because of community and club member generosity the following organizations have received assistance:

  • $10,000 United Fund from Rotary Annual Golf Outing
  • $2,039 The Access for Food Kitchen and Appliances
  • $1,200 White's Residential Services
  • $  900  Sabatia Eye Clinic Medical Training
  • $  320  Wabash Campus Life purchase of Bibles
  • $  300  Junior Achievement
  • $  250  Dame to Dam Ride Tourism
  • $  250  Living Well in Wabash County donation to buy Box Truck
  • $  450  Purdue CES Education Fund Kindergarten Roundup Books
  • $  210  Wabash Library Scholastic Paperback Books
  • $  200  Symphonic Voices
  • $  150  FAME
  • $  145  Annual Rotary Foundation Dinner Auction
 

 
 Welcome Beverly Ferry as 2016-2017 Club President.  
 

 

One of the most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics in the world is the Rotary 4-Way Test. It was created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932 when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. Taylor looked for a way to save the struggling company mired in depression-caused financial difficulties. He drew up a 24-word code of ethics for all employees to follow in their business and professional lives. The 4-Way Test became the guide for sales, production, advertising and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy.

Herb Taylor became president of Rotary International in 1954-55. The 4-Way Test was adopted by Rotary in 1943 and has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.

Of the things we think, say or do:

1. IS IT THE TRUTH ?

2. IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED ?

3. WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS ?

4. WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED ?

 

 

If you're interested in learning more about the Wabash Rotary or Rotary International this is the place.  As a club established in 1918, we continue to be vibrant and active in the community.

Each year our service projects raise much needed funds for local organizations.  Our "Done in a Day" projects are a unique way for club members to actively serve without long time commitments. "Done in a Day" projects include: sorting clothes for a local mission; reading to children; a blanket drive; Operation Elf; and planting trees.  Our Annual United Fund Gold Outing raises over $8,000 for the Wabash County United Fund.  We have also pledged $25,000 over 5 years to the local YMCA made possible by our Annual Pizza Wagon Fundraising event.

Our Monday Lunch meetings are an exciting way to get to know others with a passion for serving and giving back.  Each week members are treated to different and dynamic topics and speakers.  The food of course, is fantastic.  Our sergeants' in arms are talented as they look for the "scoop" on attending members for a $1 donation.  "Happy Bucks" provide an opportunity to generously celebrate and share good news and events with your fellow Rotarians. The "fines" and donations are given to FISH, a local food pantry.

The WabashRotary is a worthwhile stop if you need to make up a meeting.  We encourage and warmly welcome all visiting Rotarians.

If you're interested in club membership, please contact any club member!  We'd love to have you.  Enjoy a unique opportunity to give back to the community, network with fellow business professionals, share in member memories, bask in the fellowship and camaradarie of other Rotarians who love to Serve Above Self.

 

 


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Rotary shirts are available from Paul Mirante for a special club member price of $20 each.  Shirts are polo style in cobalt blue, with gold embroidered logo.
 

 
Across this nation, there are fewer than ten states that have a Rotary license plate. Indiana is among the fortunate few.  Indiana Rotary License Plate have been available since 2003. . We have cultivated some very loyal customers: many who have purchased a plate every year; some who have purchased multiple plates over these years.  (Check out DeAnne Clifton's RI plate when you have a chance!)
 
 

Paul Mirante is providing Service above Self ROTARIANS AT WORK T-shirts to the club at $8 each.  Please contact Paul and order yours today for the Scrape & Paint and other club functions. 

 

 
Wabash Rotary Club dues are broken down as follows:
$ 18 Exchange Student/Special Project
$ 20 White's Residential Services
$ 40 District Dues
$ 62 RI/Rotarian Magazine
$360 Meals
Total Annual Dues $500.00 
 

 



 

January Rotary Awareness Month  
  February World Understanding Month  
  March Literacy Month  
  April Magazine Month  
  May Promote International Convention Month  
  June Rotary Fellowship Month  
  July Literacy Month  & New Rotary Year Begins  
  August Membership & Extensions Month  
  September New Generations Month  
  October Vocational Service Month  
  November Rotary Foundation Month  
  December Family Month
 

 
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

FIRST The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

SECOND High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

THIRD The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;

FOURTH The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.



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Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
 
 
Who is really homeless here? Is it the person who is asking for assistance, or is it the person who will not assist? Is it the person on his knees reaching out for you or is it the person who, as he walks by turns his or her head the other way ...
 
 
"Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." 1 - Martin Luther King Jr.
 
 
If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now and not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again" - William Penn
 
 
but serving the people is limitless. I want to devote my limited life to serving the people limitlessly. --Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. -John Wooden.
 
 
the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.. -Anthony Robbins.
 
 
always remains on the hand that gives the rose. -Gandhi.
 
 
don't have to give. Giving when you don't need to give. Giving because you want to give. -Damien Hess.
 
 
to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us daily. -Sally Koch.
 
 
is not a choice, it's a responsibility. - Ashley E. Hyder
 
 
we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time. --Marian Wright Edelman
 
 
 

 Great sing along song of the Four-Way
Test! 

 

 
 
 
 
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