Rotary and Our Club



The Rotary Club of Carroll Creek began as a result of Ted Gregory and Rob Love finding a need for another Rotary Club in Frederick County. With clubs already established that met during lunch and in the evening, the idea for a breakfast club was formed. RCCC was originally chartered on August 6, 1993 with 47 members. Since then, it has grown to over 175 members representing a broad spectrum of professionals, active citizens and service minded individuals from the community. Despite the early meeting start time, the room buzzes with energy and vitality each Wednesday morning.

Over the years, the club has forged lasting relationships with several organizations within the Frederick area. The activities and programs operated by the club are too numerous to list here. You can find out more about our club by visiting OUR BLOG.



How It Began:

The world's first service club, Rotary, began in Chicago, Illinois, in February 1905. The club's founder, Paul Harris, wanted to recapture the friendly spirit he had felt among business people in the small town of Wallingford, Vermont, where he had grown up. He started the club with three friends, and their weekly meetings "rotated" among their offices.

What It Became:

Rotary is an opportunity to build lifelong friendships and experience the personal fulfillment of providing volunteer service to others. It is comprised of professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women, as well as community leaders.

The Rotary motto is service above self. The guiding principles of Rotary are defined by the 4-way test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages.

Of the things we think, say or do

1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Today, Rotary flourishes with more than 33,000 clubs and more than 1.2 million members, providing community service in 200 countries and geographical areas.

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