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.