Information for Prospective Members
Rotarians are business and professional leaders who take an active role in their communities while greatly enriching their personal and professional lives. A Rotary club contains a diverse group of professional
leaders from the community that the club serves.
Membership in a Rotary club offers a number of benefits, including:
Effecting change within the community.
Developing leadership skills.
Gaining an understanding of — and having an impact on — international humanitarian issues.
Developing relationships with community and business leaders.
Through Rotary’s service programs, a Rotary club can have a significant effect on the quality of life in its community. Rotary Foundation programs offer opportunities to form international partnerships that help people in need worldwide. Some 1.2 million Rotarians in 30,000 clubs in more than 160 countries make significant contributions to the quality of life at home and around the globe.
Responsibilities of Membership
Rotary club membership carries with it certain responsibilities.
Members are expected to attend weekly programs of the club. Opportunities to make up attendance include attending the regular meeting of another Rotary club, attending various other Rotary meetings, or attending a club service project authorized by the club board of directors.
Members are required to pay annual dues to their clubs, their districts, and to Rotary International.
Members are expected to participate in local or international activities or projects of the Rotary club.
Clubs encourage members to aspire to leadership or committee roles within their clubs.
Benefits of Rotary
Rotary membership provides the opportunity to:
become connected to your community;
work with others in addressing community needs;
interact with other professionals in your community;
assist with RI’s international humanitarian service efforts;
establish contacts with an international network of professionals;
develop leadership skills;
involve family in promoting service efforts.
Becoming a Rotarian
An association of some 30,000 autonomous clubs in more than 160 countries, Rotary International is one of the world’s largest service organizations. The goal for a club’s membership is an up-to-date and progressive representation of the community’s business, vocational, and professional interests.
An important distinction between Rotary and other organizations is that membership in Rotary is by invitation. Rotary clubs invite individuals to join and become members.
Membership is vital to a Rotary club’s operations and community service activities. A primary goal of the club is to continually expand the club with committed members who have the interest and ability to get involved in service and humanitarian projects. Prospective members must:
hold — or be retired from — a professional, proprietary, executive, or managerial position;
have the capacity to meet the club’s weekly attendance or community project participation requirements;
live or work within the locality of the club or the surrounding area.
The Membership Process
Often a person being considered for membership is invited by a member/sponsor to attend one or more club meetings to learn more about Rotary. The sponsor may then submit the name of the candidate to the club’s membership committee.
An individual who is interested in membership but doesn’t know any Rotarians can contact the local club directly. Some Rotary clubs maintain an office and may be listed in your telephone directory. Other resources include a Rotary club in an adjoining community, the local chamber of commerce, the public library, or other non-profit service organizations.
Classifications: professional representation Rotary uses a classification system to establish and maintain a vibrant cross-section or representation of the community’s business, vocational, and professional interests among members and to develop a pool of resources and expertise to successfully implement service projects. This system is based on the founders’ paradigm of choosing cross-representation of each business, profession, and institution within a community.
A classification describes either the principal business or the professional service of the organization that the Rotarian works for or the Rotarian’s own activity within the organization. Some examples of classifications include: high schools, universities, eye surgery, banking, pharmaceutical-retailing, petroleum-distribution, and insurance agency.
The 4-Way Test
From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The 4-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. This 24-word code of ethics for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The 4-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions:
Of the things we think, say or do:
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Rotary Club of Hicksville – Jericho
P.O. Box 435
Hicksville, NY 11802
Founding Members – 1951
|Charles Barvels||Vito Cappiello||Bert Cove||George Dalton||John DeMonaco|
|Wesley Giese||James Goris||John Hill||Al John||Martin McDonnell|
|William Payoski||Herbert Purick||George Rubin||Raymond Rusch||Louis Smith|
Amonon Ben Aroya
Valley National Bank
Nassau County Police Department
100 Community Drive
Girl Scouts of Nassau County
110 Ring Rd. West
Garden City, NY. 11530
(516) 741-2550 x260
Dr. James Bentson
161 Levittown PKWY
Hicksville, NY 11801
Dr. Peter Rocco
161 Levittown Pkwy
Hicksville, NY. 11801
Dr. Irwin E. Gross
Hicksville Water District Retired
Hicksville fire dept.
Hicksville, NY. 11801
Hicksville Public Library
|1951-52||Al Johns||1952-53||Dr. James Gross|
|1953-54||Louis Smith||1954-55||Wesley Giese|
|1956-57||Herbert Purick||1957-58||William Payoski|
|1958-59||John Hill||1959-60||Dr. Samuel Elkind|
|1960-61||Aaron Rochman||1961-62||Freeman L. Parr|
|1962-63||John Dobson||1963-64||Peter Amoroso|
|1964-65||Martin McDonnell||1965-66||Gordon Cottrill|
|1966-67||Louis Cesta||1967-68||Herman Kanfer|
|1968-69||Hans Kaufman||1969-70||William Belmar|
|1970-71||Dr, Irwin E. Gross||1971-72||Christian Mazur|
|1972-73||Robert Walton||1973-74||Myron Steinberg|
|1974-75||William Buchman||1975-76||Joseph DePaola|
|1976-77||Frederick Stanwise||1978-79||Edward J. Johnson|
|1979-80||Winfried Piechutzki||1980-81||Joseph Trebitz|
|1981-82||Paul M. Martin, Jr.||1982-83||Arthur Pettorino|
|1983-84||William Howarth||1984-85||Harry Peltz|
|1985-86||Elie Zambaka||1986-87||Dr. Peter J. Rocco|
|1987-88||Al Levine||1988-89||Fred Meyer|
|1989-90||August Cassella||1990-91||Thomas McConnon|
|1991-92||James Grossman||1992-93||Thomas Howell|
|1993-94||John Komara||1994-95||Dr. Ronald Platt|
|1995-96||Alba Spinelli||1996-97||Peter Mihalik|
|1997-98||Daniel T. Reilly||1998-99||Ellen Bruwer|
|1999-00||Rev. David Shek||2000-01||Jan Yngstrom|
|2001-02||William Schuckmann||2002-03||Dr. James Benston|
|2003-04||Kevin Asher||2004-05||David Lee|
|2005-06||Jo Ellen Cole||2006-07||William Schuckmann|
|2007-08||Jane Reich||2008-09||Donna Rivera-Downey|
|2009-10||Jo Ellen Cole||2010-11||Gerry Poli|
|2011-12||–||2012-13||Dr. James Benston|
The Rotary Club of Hicksville – Jericho
is proud to recognize the following members as Paul Harris Fellows.
|Keven Asher||Dr. James Bentsen||Ellen Bruwer||Jo Ellen Cole|
|Ernest DeMarco||Irwin Gross||Thomas Howell||Robert Kluck|
|David Lee||Peter Milhalik||Harry Petlz||Daniel Reilly|
|Peter Rocco||Donna Rivera – Downey||William Schuckmann||David Shek|
|Alba Spinelli||Stephanie Sokenis||Jan Yngstrom||Jane Reich|