The Rotary Club of Park Forest was chartered in 1953 with Rotary
International. Our club is diverse in occupation, gender, and race.
Following the weekly meal, we participate in a 30 minute program
consisting of a visiting speaker or presentation.
The Rotary was
founded in 1905 in Chicago as an outlet for business and professional
leaders who wanted to volunteer and give back to their community.
Today, Rotary International includes more than 35,000
clubs in more than
200 countries worldwide. Rotarians meet weekly for fellowship and
discussion of local, regional, national and global topics.
Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a
basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
First: The development of acquaintance 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;
Third: 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 fellowship of business and professional persons united
in the ideal of service.
We end each meeting by reciting our four
way test in unison. 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?"
Where and when can you visit?
We meet each Thursday at Carlo's for lunch at 12:15pm.
Carlo's is located at 560 W Lincoln Hwy in Chicago Heights, IL.