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Five Avenues of Service - Overview
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The Object of Rotary is to “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.”  Rotary is a service organization.  Since 1910, the Rotary Motto has been “Service Above Self.”


Rotary strives to achieve it’s objective of “Service Above Self” through activities in five primary areas.  These are often referred to as the Five Avenues of Service.


Club Service

This commitee involves creating and planning the activities necessary to make the Club function successfully and achieve its goals. The main events that are planned would be the Beef BBQ, Golf Tournament, and social events for the Holly Springs Rotary Club



Vocational Service

This arm of the club promotes the opportunity for each Rotarian to represent the dignity and utility of one’s vocation as an opportunity to serve their community. Rotarians promote and foster high ethical standards in business, and recognize the worthiness of all useful occupations. One of the main focal points of Vocational Service is our direct involvement with the Interact Club at Holly Springs High School. They generaly function as a "Rotary club at the school level," and have a board that functions similiar to ours.  



Community Service

This “Avenue” relates to the activities that Rotarians undertake to improve the quality of life in their community.  Particular emphasis is given to helping children, needy families, the aged, the handicapped, and those most in need of assistance. Rotarians strive to promote the ideal of service in their personal, business, and community lives. Some of the main programs under this commitee are; Adopt-A-Highway, The Food Cupboard, Meals on Wheels & events that take place at the Holly Springs Library and Cultural Center.



International Service

In this area, Rotarians strive for the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.  International Service Projects are designed to meet the humanitarian needs of people in many lands, with particular emphasis on the most underprivileged children and families in developing countries.


New Generations

By nurturing youth, Rotarians can provide the skills young people need to succeed as future community leaders. Youth Programs provide Rotarians the opportunity to develop their own leadership and communication skills and also provides for many incredible moments!




Information on this page came from the following sources:

The Object of Rotary page on the Rotary International web site

The ABCs of Rotary by Clifford L. Dochterman, published by Rotary International.


Chris Edwards, President, Holly Springs Rotary Club, 2012-2013