Rotary Club of Greater San Marcos a.k.a 'Friday Club'
Rotary International is the largest service organization in the world with over 1.2 million members and 33,000 clubs throughout the world. Our Club strives to carry this torch here within San Marcos through our participation in ROAR (Reach Out and Read) which provides books to new parents to help promote literacy, we assist those in need of jobs through our annual Job Fair, we support the Cock House through our annual meal preparations (one of the biggest meal events for the historical society), we support young minds as they move forward into college or vocational school through our scholarships, and other small projects throughout the year. We support three Rotary Youth organizations in San Marcos: Interact Club at San Marcos High School, Rotaract at Texas State, and EarlyAct at Travis Elementary. We also work to serve our regional community through our school and hygiene packs program in which we provide several communities in Northern Mexico with school supplies for the year and general hygiene goods. Overall we try to follow the Rotary Four Way Test:
Some other things about our club: First: we enjoy getting together and working on projects, whether it be preparing school packs, working in the Cock House kitchen, or playing golf, we just like to have fun. Second: we enjoy improving our community through our service work, ethical living, and positive support to those around us. The Rotary Family is a great support network. Third: each Rotary member throughout the world has the responsibility to support the Rotary Foundation. The Foundation is the charity Arm of Rotary and conducts all types of aid and humanitarian acts around the world. Since it is a charity; donations are encouraged, but not required, though each Rotarian is encouraged to contribute to the Polio Plus project or international scholarship funds, as well as other projects.
To become a member: The first step is to come visit us. We meet every Friday at noon at the Saltgrass Steakhouse in San Marcos. The cost for lunch is $10 (best deal in town). We would love to get to meet you, so come and visit. Next you need to befriend a Rotarian (not that hard), and ask them to "sponsor" you. Once you have a sponsor, you fill out an application (see below) and submit it to the Club Board (click here). If you are not scared off by now, the next step is to participate in our Club Admissions process (discussed further by a member of the board).
Following Board approval you are ready for your "Readings". This is a Club tradition in which we ask that you attend three (3) meetings (as a visitor). You will be introduced and presented to the Club as a potential new member. This allows the membership to get to know you and evaluate you to ensure that you are a fit for our Club. Following your third reading, we will schedule an induction, and then you get to become a Rotarian.
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