MYTH 1: Rotary is a secret society with an official creed.
TRUTH: Rotary has no secret handshake, no secret meetings and no secret rituals. It is an open society which welcomes people from all backgrounds who simply believe in helping others.
MYTH 2: Rotary is exclusively a male only organisation.
TRUTH: Rotary started out as a men only organization but changed its constitution to allow women decades ago.
MYTH 3: You have to be older to join Rotary.
TRUTH: Absolutely not! Most clubs have Rotarians in their 30’s and 40’s as well as experienced members who have been committed to Rotary for a long time.
MYTH 4: Owning a business is a must.
TRUTH: One does not have to own a business. Members include any adult who wants to commit to ‘Service before self’
MYTH 5: You have to be rich to join Rotary.
TRUTH: You need not be rich. You only need a deep desire to work within a team to help others.
MYTH 7: Rotarians are not friendly.
TRUTH: Rotary provides one of the most basic needs, the need for friendship and fellowship.
MYTH 8: Rotarians need to be good public speakers.
TRUTH: Rotary develops confidence in people to allow them to speak in public if they want to.
MYTH 9: Rotary is all about business.
TRUTH: Rotary is about service to others
MYTH 10: Rotary is a local group
TRUTH: This is a worldwide organization of 33,000 clubs. Find out more at http://www.rotary.org