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Rotary Day is upon us here in Fort St. John.

 

Wednesday, Fort St. John Rotary club is celebrating Rotary Day, a day which marks the club’s creation, which was originally founded in Chicago in 1942 by Paul Harris.

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Rotary Clubs worldwide will celebrate the creation of Rotary, an organization which stresses the unity of business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian services and encourage ethical practices.

Anyone involved in the Rotary Club is expected to live their lives according to what they call the “Rotary 4-way Test”. The four questions members are expected to ask themselves are is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? And will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Fort St. John is home to two Rotary Clubs, the Sunrise Club consisting of roughly 20 members as well as the Lunch Club, which consists of 40 members.

Members of both clubs met at a Wednesday morning breakfast to discuss Rotary and how it affects their lifestyles.

The clubs also took into consideration future plans for their clubs, including fundraisers and other potential opportunities for the community. The Rotary club is often involving themselves in fundraisers around town, such as the Rotary Mega Lottery and even participates in an exchange program. The club funds one student to travel to a school in another country, while bringing in a student from that country to attend school here.

The Rotary Club is always looking for new members. Anyone who is interested in joining either club is asked to contact Montana Currie at 250-261-4491 or Trina Warren at 250-785-8166. Interested residents can also visit the Fort St. John Rotary Club website.

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