• Laurel Contributor

Beneficial to all Concerned

by Luke Osteen


Service Above Self is the driving principle behind The Rotary Club of Highlands’ mammoth list of projects and commitments.


Members of the Rotary Club of Highlands have already made their New Year’s resolutions. In fact, they made those commitments when they joined the ranks of this venerable Highlands institution.

Upon their admittance to the club, they pledged to support the mission of Rotary to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

To help them accomplish their mission, they adhere to a short series of bedrock principles: Service Above Self, and the application of their Four Way Test in all that they say and do

1. Is it the TRUTH?

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?

3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

That mission is carried out through an ongoing series of projects that benefit the residents of Highlands and the global commmunity.

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

This devotion allows the club to accomplish calendar-spanning projects that touch nearly everyone in Highlands: The Highlands Community Supper, Highlands School Students of the Month Awards, Bingo, Downtown Trick or Treat, Olde Mountain Christmas Parade, Dental Program at Highlands School, Highlands School Teachers Supplies, Highlands School Academic Reception, Highlands School Athletic Banquet, Scholarships, Rotary Youth Exchange – Summer and Year Round, Interact Club at Highlands School; Boy Scout Troop 207, and Shop With a Cop.

The Rotary Club of Highlands meets at noon on Tuesdays at the Highlands Community Building, 869 North Fourth Street.

Recent Posts

See All

Wonderful Time to Write

by Bud Katz The Highlands Writers Group is a celebration of the talents of scribblers of all stripes. Winter on the Plateau! There’s no place more beautiful, as long as there’s no ice on the roads. An

A Park for the People

by Ann Self The Village Green is a wide-open gathering place and a unique natural oasis in the heart of Cashiers. The Village Green is a park for the people. In 1992, the founders saved two acres at t

Carpe Diem Farms

by Sue Blair A deep and abiding passion for all things equine has been at the core of Sue Blair’s life. My reflections are my story with horses. Many have asked over the years why I do what I do. Some

The Laurel Magazine

Laurel Magazine is a monthly magazine guiding you where to shop, play, dine, and stay in Highlands NC and Cashiers NC.

Email: info@thelaurelmagazine.com

Phone: (828) 526-0173

© 2020 by The Laurel Magazine of Highlands NC and Cashiers NC   |  1571 Franklin Road, Highlands NC 28741