The Rotary Club of The Pantiles predominantly supports causes local to its base area but, in addition, also supports the Kids Out Programme and, via another charity, various schemes in Uganda. The Club is part of a global network of 1.2 million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.
Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary members have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end. As a member of the Rotary Club you have an opportunity to give something back, to give help and hope to those less fortunate locally and beyond.
The 4 way Test
From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The 4-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.
This 24-word code of ethics for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers. The survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The 4-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.
It asks the following four questions:
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?
Dates for the diary
Thursday 18 April
Italian Night - Don Giovani's
Thursday 25 April
Thursday 23 May
Boules - The Wheatsheaf
Thursday 30 May
Wednesday 12 June
Friday 21 June
Charity Golf Day
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What Our Members Say:
"It is great to be part of an organisation that can always be relied upon to offer help in any situation whether it be local or worldwide."
"Working closely with a number of local charities has given me a greater understanding of the need right on our doorstep and how we can all help."
"Fun and fellowship, doing things you wouldn’t otherwise do, having the ability to know fellow rotarians who collectively cover almost every trade or profession."