RCA meets every Wednesday for lunch in the Ballroom at the William Penn Inn (except for Holidays and Special Events)
Meetings begin promptly @ 12:15 P.M. and conclude by 1:30 P.M.
Each Rotary Year begins July 1st and ends June 30th
Rotary officers at all levels serve in their capacity for one year
RCA officers and board member elections are held in December
A “Changeover” dinner is held the first week of the Rotary year, during which new officers are introduced and installed for the coming year
In December a family holiday dinner is substituted in lieu of the weekly lunch meeting. This event includes a variety of entertainment
Other social events have been popular including: picnics, theater parties, dinner-dances, Monte-Carlo evenings, Phillies baseball games, golf outings just to name a few.
Fund raisers have included theme auctions, jazz concerts, Monte-Carlo nights & a 75th Anniversary golf tournament.
Youth service activities continue to be a high priority and focus of the RCA (i.e. Youth exchanges with foreign countries both inbound and outbound, camps providing team work & leadership skills, prom night support, and both student of the month and college bound high school student scholarships.
Our district governor visits at least once a year to meet with the officers and committee chairs. At this time he reviews our goals, accomplishments etc. with the club officers and directors.
Ambler Rotary was founded/chartered December 11, 1925
Current membership is approximately 90
We have numerous committees and activities devoted to the four avenues of service: Club, Community, Vocational and International
In 2000, RCA established the “CFARC” (The Charitable Foundation of the Ambler Rotary Club – a 501c3 organization) to raise money for service causes and make it tax-deductible for donors
The classification system is a basis of membership. A limit of 10% of total club membership is permitted, which enables members to share a general classification (eg. Lawyers, estate lawyer)
The name Rotary was adopted early on because meetings were rotated between the members’ stores and offices.
The Rotary wheel is symbolic of man’s first technological invention and represents the movement of people and ideas from place to place
Membership is restricted to a specific club and does not permit transfer to another club
Each club is autonomous, and is assigned a specific geographical district. This district is guided by the constitution and by-laws of Rotary international headquartered in Evanston, Illinois.
In 1910, the Rotary object and motto was formulated to provide a succinct definition of our purpose