Rotary International Mission Statement
The mission of Rotary International is to assist and guide Rotarians and Rotary clubs to accomplish the object of Rotary, to ensure Rotary's continuing relevance, and to help build a better world, emphasizing service activities by individuals and groups that enhance the quality of life and human dignity, encouraging high ethical standards, and creating greater understanding among all people to advance the search of peace in the world.
- The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to promote:
- The development of acquaintances as an opportunity for service;
- High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
- The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
- The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world of fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
The Rotary Club of Nome
Since it was chartered in 1946, the Nome Rotary Club has been an active leader in the community of Nome. While the club's biggest commitment to the community comes through the presentation of scholarships to Nome youth, the club has been involved in numerous projects since its conception.
Some of the club's current activities include:
- Continuing college and vocational scholarships for Nome youth
- Sponsorship of two youth to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards in Fairbanks
- Fifty turkeys/hams distributed to the needy every Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter
- Adopt-a-Highway, Seppala Drive from West F Street to the Nome airport C
- harter organization, Boy Scout Troop 98
- Mini-Mukluk Marathon, a run/walk round trip, Nome Recreation Center to Swanberg's Dredge, early March
- Polar Bear Swim / Dunk Leo
- Snake River Duck Race, Labor Day
- Support for JROTC in Nome
- Support for Nome's Boys and Girls Club
- Support for Nome's Child Advocacy Center
- Halloween Bean Bag Toss (DAWN Program)
- Rib Dinner and Mini-Duck Races: Firemen's Carnival, first Saturday of December
- East End Park, construction and maintenance
- All Nome Rotarians are Paul Harris Fellows or $100/year Sustaining Members
The Four-Way Test
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?