Our club has a commitment and desire to serve people in the Macon-Bibb community and surrounding regions. Our service to the community is focused in the areas of Basic Needs, Education, Mentoring, and Civic Leadership. We volunteer for many service projects, but also enjoy building close friendships, and spending time together in a relaxed setting. We strive to enhance the quality of life in our community through the motto — “Service Above Self.”
Beyond our philanthropy, the Macon North Rotary Club is a unique and valuable asset to our community because of the quality of its weekly programs and members. The ‘Rotary Podium' is a forum to get the community engaged in the most significant issues affecting Macon-Bibb County. We often receive distinguished speakers who are among the best in their fields. Each Thursday, Rotarians and guests are engaged with topics presented by local, state, national, and international leaders.
We welcome guests and visiting Rotarians, so please join us at one of our regularly scheduled meetings, held every Thursday at 12:00 noon, at Idle Hour Country Club, located at 251 Idle Hour Dr., Macon, Ga. We often have off site meetings, socials, and service projects in lieu of regular meetings so please check our Facebook page for up to date information. To learn more about our club, please contact me or any member for more information.
Our Club is proud to be recognized last year as the Small Club of the Year under Mark Rowland's Presidency and is one of the fastest growing clubs in the district. We are always looking for other leaders in Macon. If you are committed to serving your community, meeting new friends, and staying engaged with local and international issues, please take the opportunity to come see what the Macon North Rotary buzz is all about!
Be a Gift to the World!
The world's first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, was formed on 23 February 1905 by Paul P. Harris, an attorney who wished to capture in a professional club the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth. The Rotary name derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members' offices.
Rotary's popularity spread, and within a decade, clubs were chartered from San Francisco to New York to Winnipeg, Canada. By 1921, Rotary clubs had been formed on six continents. The organization adopted the Rotary International name a year later.
As Rotary grew, its mission expanded beyond serving club members' professional and social interests. Rotarians began pooling their resources and contributing their talents to help serve communities in need. The organization's dedication to this ideal is best expressed in its motto: Service Above Self.
By 1925, Rotary had grown to 200 clubs with more than 20,000 members. The organization's distinguished reputation attracted presidents, prime ministers, and a host of other luminaries to its ranks — among them author Thomas Mann, diplomat Carlos P. Romulo, humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, and composer Jean Sibelius.
The Four-Way Test
In 1932, Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor created The Four-Way Test, a code of ethics adopted by Rotary 11 years later. The test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following 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?