Rotary is a worldwide organization of professional businessmen and businesswomen that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. If you have been thinking about getting involved in a service organization, we welcome you to find out more about what Rotary has to offer.
Locally, the Denver-Ephrata Area Rotary Club has been providing financial support and building goodwill in our community for more than 30 years. While supporting Rotary goals on a worldwide level, the Denver-Ephrata Area Rotary club spends a majority of their fundraising efforts on local programs, providing donations to the Adamstown and Ephrata Public Libraries, Cocalico and Ephrata Education Foundations, Ephrata Area Social Services, and the Boy Scouts of America, amongst others. We also provide college scholarships, send high-school students to summer leadership development programs and host weekly programs of guest speakers from leaders within our community.
The main objective of Rotary is service – with the Rotary motto being “Service above self” – in the community, in the workplace and throughout the world. As such, Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, including the availability of clean water, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and the worldwide eradication of polio. The effort to eradicate polio has led to a 99% eradication rate, with only pockets of the disease remaining in small areas of Africa & Asia. This effort, led by Rotary in conjunction with other worldwide organizations, has encouraged the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to give Rotary a total of $335 million in financial support towards polio eradication. Rotarians also support programs for youth education and reading, youth leadership development, youth professional career development and international exchanges in an effort to build tomorrow’s leaders, today.
If you are interested in learning more about Rotary and possibly joining our club, please contact one of us by e-mail or phone. Our meetings are 7:30 – 8:30 Thursday mornings at American Legion Post 429 in Ephrata, PA.  We look forward to hearing from you.
Todd Goshert                                          Randy Goshert
Club President                                    Treasurer / Membership Committee Member
The FOUR-WAY TEST of the things we think, say, or do:
Is it the TRUTH? – Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? – Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?