Rotary Club of Southlake
Service Above Self: Be the Inspiration...A world where people unite & take action to create lasting change in our communities & in awareness. Here events we hold/sponsor that are dear to our hearts:
•DPS Appreciation Day;
•DPS Officers of the Year Awards;
•DPS Scholarships for the children of Southlake DPS police officers and firefighters;
•Quarterly Trash Pick Up for the City of Southlake’s ‘Adopt a Street Program’;
•GRACE Christmas Cottage Toy Drive;
•GRACE food drive;
•Providing resources/support to the Community Storehouse, the Presbyterian Night Shelter & Metroport Meals on Wheels;
•delivering winter garments to area Homeless Shelters;
•feeding the community;
•sponsorship of a Rotary International Global Scholar whose scholarly focus is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution;
•sponsorship of a Rotary International foreign exchange student;
•sponsorship of a dental clinic in Costa Rica; and
•the fight to end polio worldwide, which has approached almost total eradication.
The world's first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, was formed on 23 February 1905 by Paul P. Harris, an attorney who wished to capture in a professional club the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth. The Rotary name derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members' offices.
Rotary's popularity spread, and within a decade, clubs were chartered from San Francisco to New York to Winnipeg, Canada. By 1921, Rotary clubs had been formed on six continents. The organization adopted the Rotary International name a year later.
As Rotary grew, its mission expanded beyond serving club members' professional and social interests. Rotarians began pooling their resources and contributing their talents to help serve communities in need. The organization's dedication to this ideal is best expressed in its motto: Service Above Self.
By 1925, Rotary had grown to 200 clubs with more than 20,000 members. The organization's distinguished reputation attracted presidents, prime ministers, and a host of other luminaries to its ranks — among them author Thomas Mann, diplomat Carlos P. Romulo, humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, and composer Jean Sibelius.
P.O. Box 92103
Southlake, TX 76092