Rotary Service

Rotary Means “Service”

Rotary is first and foremost a Service Organization and its motto reflects this dedication to service:

“Service Above Self”

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.

Another very important part of being a Rotarian is The 4-Way Test of the things we think say and do. Rotarians work diligently to make the principles of this test an active part of their daily personal and business lives:

The 4-Way Test of Things We Think, Say & Do

“Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?”

Sharpstown Rotary Service In Action

Locally, and through the local Rotary District, many service programs offer our club the opportunity for participation. We directly support the following services and charitable events:

ALIEF MIDDLE SCHOOL EYEGLASS PROGRAM provides an eye exam and glasses for students whose families cannot afford this important aid to education. Learn more about the Alief Eyeglass Program.

ALL GIRLS BASKETBALL CLASSIC for city-wide High School Girls held in November each year. Get. more details on the All Girls Basketball Tournament.

DRUB AWARENESS ESSAY PROGRAM for Middle School students to help save a child from participation in drugs.

SOUTHWEST MINISTRIES School Supply Drive and Holiday Food/Toy Drive for needy families.

ROTARY INTERACT CLUBS for students in Sharpstown area High Schools

MENTORING of at risk students in Sharpstown area High Schools through Project Hope

SCHOLARSHIPS provided by the club each year to from 3 to 6 students who have a true need to enable them to pursue a higher education. The Basketball Classic allows us to fund at least two scholarships awarded to students of the participating schools. Two or more scholarships are awarded to students attending area vocational schools to encourage their continued education.