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Service Above Self

Rotary International is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Rotary is service-driven. Belonging to a Rotary club gives men and women an organized outlet for contributing to their community. Founded in 1905, Rotary is the world's first service organization. The Rotary motto is "Service Above Self" Rotary concerns itself with truth, fairness, improved relations between people and world peace. The avenues of Rotary service include community and international volunteerism through club activity and the promotion of ethics in all vocations.

The Falmouth Rotary Club was founded in 1927, merely 22 years after the first Rotary Club meeting in Chicago. As a result, it is one of the oldest, continuing Rotary Clubs in the world.

As a member of Rotary International District 7950, the Falmouth Rotary Club participates in local, regional and international service projects.

Among its local service projects, Falmouth Rotary constructed a helicopter landing facility at Falmouth Hospital. It has contributed park benches for the Town's various park areas and built a pavilion at Goodwill Park. Through events like their annual Arts & Crafts Fair and individual donations, Falmouth Rotarians raise funds for a scholarship program for Falmouth area high school students. The club also raised funds and donations to support, among others, the Falmouth Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) program, a new science library at East Falmouth Elementary School, Spohr Gardens, and a roadside sign at the Gus Canty Community Center.

In addition to thousands of volunteer hours in their local communities Rotarians contribute millions of dollars in humanitarian aid and relief around the globe. Rotary funds 1,200 international and thousands of local scholarships - like in Falmouth - and provides cross-cultural exchanges for more than 7,000 young leaders.

Through its flagship program PolioPlus, Rotary has contributed more than $600 million to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

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