Charter

The Leland Area Rotary Club was chartered on February 11, 2010 and serves northern Brunswick County, N.C.

Mission

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

The Object of Rotary

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.

The Four-Way Test

The test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions:

The four-way test of the things we think, say or do …

First, is it the TRUTH?
Second, is it FAIR to all concerned?
Third, will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Fourth, will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Avenues of Service

We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.

  • Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.
  • Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. Learn more in  and the .
  • Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest. Learn more in .
  • International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.
  • Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as , and .

Leland Area Rotary … In Action!

The Leland Area Rotary Club and its members support the following organizations:

  • Adopt-a-Highway –four 4 times a year you’ll see our club members picking up trash along a two-mile stretch of Village Road. Feel free to join us!
  • Third Grade Dictionaries Program – an annual gift to our school system, members hand-deliver dictionaries to every third-grader in North Brunswick County
  • Manna Ministries –feeding the hungry
  • Brunswick Family Assistance “Christmas in July” back to school program
  • North Brunswick High School Interact Club
  • The “Shop With A Cop” Program – along with the Leland Police this program benefits community grandparents struggling to support grandchildren under their care due to family tragedies
  • Brunswick County Family Assistance
  • Communities in Schools of Brunswick County, Inc.
  • American Red Cross
  • Alzheimer’s Research – CART (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust)
  • And more