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

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Congratulations Art Conner for a great year as our Club President for the 2013-2014 year.  Welcome Nick Hentgen our 2014-2015 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. 

 

 

•Presented the Wabash County United fund with $10,000 check in 2011.
•Presented the local YMCA $25,000 over a 5-year period.
•Provided the Wabash County Health Department with $1500, enough to vaccinate over 320 children at OJ Neighbors and WC Mills Elementary schools.
•Collected blankets for the Red Cross and Lighthouse Mission
•Sponsored a Free Rotary Swim day at public pool - benefited over 500 people
•Wrapped packages for Operation Elf
•Collected DVD's for recovering veterans at the Marion VA hospital
•Gave blood at a Red Cross blood drive
•Sponsored  20 students at the World Affairs Conference at Manchester College
•Delivered dictionaries to all 3rd grade students, and adult learners, in Wababash County
•Hosted the GSE team from South Korea for a day and gave tour of Wabash County
•Provide nursing home residents with special Valentine's Day care packages.

 

 
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
$500 per year
 

 



 

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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The Every Rotarian, Every Year newsletter offers Annual Programs Fund updates, features on what Rotarians are doing to meet their club goals, and stories illustrating how the Annual Programs Fund contributions enhance people's lives. Updated quarterly, the newsletter will be produced throughout the Rotary year.  Read the latest issue.  Click here
 

 
 
 
 
 

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3/29 for labeling and book distribution after the meeting. Mark your calendar now!
 
Rotary International bylaws say, 30 minutes average on an eclub website constitutes an online makeup. Visit a Rotary e-club and make up a meeting at your convenience!
 
35 fires per year. At each fire, the Red Cross hands out approximately 7 cases of water. Thanks to the generosity of our members we were able to reach our goal of 70 cases to fill 1 skid for the American Red Cross.
 
We had a beautiful day, an terrific turnout, and a great time!This was our best year ever as we will donate $9,000 to the Wabash County United Fund! Photos --> click here
 
December 22, Phil Brown tranported ~60 gently used, non-violent DVD's to the Marion VA Hospital to start a video library for recovering soldiers. The VA was very appreciative of our donation. Thank you!
 
District 6540 Governor Jim Jeselnick discusses his first month as District Governor.
 
The Wabash Rotary Club, on Monday, Oct. 29, presented the Wabash County United Fund a check for $8,000.
 
The event is a long standing tradition between the Wabash Rotary Club and White's residential students. Each year, all eleven of White's cottages participate in a "lip-sync" contest.
 
Listen to Oldies 105.9 every morning the week of Jan 28th as they highlight our club!
 

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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
 
 

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Test! 

 

 
 
 
 

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