ABOUT OUR CLUB
Who We Are
Rotary International 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 170 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 34,000 Rotary clubs.
The Hanford Rotary Club, chartered in 1940, is one of two Rotary Clubs in Hanford California. It is comprised of more than 70 business and community leaders.
Rotary club membership meets weekly and represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women. We 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. We also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development.
Rotarians work in Five Avenues of Service:
- Community Service
- International Service
- Club Service
- Vocational Service
- Youth Service
We Are People of Action
Membership in a Rotary club requires available business or professional classification opportunities as well as an invitation and sponsorship by a member of the club. Hanford Rotary looks to local leaders in their respective fields.
Membership in a Rotary club offers a number of benefits, including:
- effecting change within the community
- advancing business and professional contacts
- developing leadership skills
- gaining an understanding of — and having an impact on — international humanitarian issues
Rotarians are business and professional leaders who take an active role in their communities while greatly enriching their personal and professional lives. A Rotary club contains a diverse group of professional leaders from the community that the club serves.
Our Outcomes in Action