History of the Club
Rotary Club of Los Gatos History
Was chartered January 15, 1924. Our first President was Edwin H. Melvin. Our club maintains the charter and rich history from which Rotary was founded. For over 90 years our club has been serving the needs of our community as well as providing support to Rotary International.
We have been identifying community needs locally, nationally and overseas, then leverage our resources to enable solutions. Naturally, this is why the Club relies heavily on its members and community support to achieve our goals. We cherish our current members and look for new members as you bring energy, resources, and enhance our club’s goals.
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 of 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 service society;
Third, the application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
Fourth, the advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
THE FOUR WAY TEST
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIP?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
THE MOTTO OF ROTARY
“Service Above Self”
ROTARIAN CODE OF CONDUCT
The following code of conduct has been adopted for the use of Rotarians:
AS A ROTARIAN, I will…
1) Act with integrity and high ethical standards in my personal and professional life
2) Deal fairly with others and treat them and their occupations with respect
3) Use my professional skills through Rotary to: mentor young people, help those with special needs, and improve people’s quality of life in my community and in the world
4) Avoid behavior that reflects adversely on Rotary or other Rotarians