Rotary International

Rotary 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 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 29,000 Rotary clubs.

Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women. The world’s Rotary clubs meet weekly and 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, clean water, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self.”

Rotary International is the spearheading member of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and is the largest private sector donor. It has contributed more than US$600 million to the polio eradication activities in 122 countries. In addition, tens of thousands of Rotarians have partnered with their national ministries of health, UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and with health providers at the grassroots level in thousands of communities.

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is a not-for-profit corporation that promotes world understanding through international humanitarian service programs and educational and cultural exchanges. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and others who share its vision of a better world. Since 1947, the Foundation has awarded more than US$1.1 billion in humanitarian and educational grants, which are initiated and administered by local Rotary clubs and districts.

(Residents line up for water from the new well in the village of Tonosuano, Ghana. With support of Rotary Global Grants, two wells were drilled in the village and residents were trained to repair the wells.)

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Oct
1
Fri
5:00 pm First Fridays & Ambler Fest @ Downtown Ambler
First Fridays & Ambler Fest @ Downtown Ambler
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Don’t miss our special October First Friday on Friday October 1st! This year the Ambler Arts & Music Festival will be held in tandem with First Friday & Oktoberfest to create a real AmblerFest! Ambler[...]
Oct
2
Sat
11:00 am Oktoberfest & Ambler Fest
Oktoberfest & Ambler Fest
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Don’t miss the 29th annual Oktoberfest on Saturday October 2nd from 11AM till 6PM. This year the Ambler Arts & Music Festival will be held in tandem with Oktoberfest to create a real AmblerFest! Ambler[...]
Oct
30
Sat
11:00 am Halloween Parade & Extravaganza @ Ambler Theater
Halloween Parade & Extravaganza @ Ambler Theater
Oct 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bring your ghost and goblins out for trick or treating, pumpkin decorating, entertainment, kid friendly activities and yummy treats all provided by Ambler business. The theater lobby is the hub of activity – when you[...]
Nov
26
Fri
7:00 pm Holiday Tree Lighting @ The First Presbyterian Church of Ambler
Holiday Tree Lighting @ The First Presbyterian Church of Ambler
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Holiday Tree Lighting @ The First Presbyterian Church of Ambler
Photo by Chris Raines ATTENTION all ye who seek Holiday Cheer! The 5th annual Holiday tree lighting will be on Black Friday, November 26th at 7 PM.   COVID-19  Please note we are following CDC[...]
Nov
27
Sat
all-day Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday
Nov 27 all-day
Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday® is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It is a day dedicated to helping support the small businesses that help to create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods around[...]

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