The Torrington Club is usually explained as a service organisation that works on various projects related to national and international civilization. When we feel that a person with whom we are talking with can be a good Rotarian or when someone asks us about the functions of Rotary club we implore them to join other like minded individuals. Usually we overlook the explanation that after joining this great club, an individual can help himself as well as other grow.
According to our belief one can mainly get three items after joining and being engaged in the activities of this club, as I have observed during my life as Rotarian; personal development, professional growth and family values.
The opportunity of association you get in The Torrington Club provides you personal development. The people we meet through this club may not have come in contact with us otherwise, and most likely would not have had the impact on society that they would have otherwise. These relationships allow us to know what others are doing in their personal and professional life, such as their professions, interests and hobbies which can also encourage us to improve our life. When we complete certain service mission with other Rotarians it helps in make a strong bonding between us. When we attend conferences and assemblies at district level we get opportunities to expand our network of relationship. The speakers and programs that are found in all meetings of Rotary club also help in our personal development. It increases our knowledge about national and international issues which can be used while sharing ideas while taking some action in this regard.
When you become member of Torrington club then you can get enough chances of professional growth. The District Assemblies, Rotary Leadership Institute programs, observation of other Rotarians and the President Elect Training Seminars or PETS offer you ample opportunities to sharpen your leadership skills. You learn about salesmanship, management of project, volunteer management and fund raising while leading a project in this club. Most Rotarians already have these skills due to their career still, to achieve success, they take advice of their fellow members. The best thing universally found on Rotarians is that they want everyone to be successful.
The two beliefs of the motto of Rotary, Our 4 Way Test and Service above Self, offer a natural value to this system. People, we are linked with including our families, consider us as individuals working to make this world a better place to live in, when we accept and go with these two beliefs. Nothing can be better to teach our children the idea of coming forward if they can learn by self observation. Hopefully this lesson of life of understanding the world and spreading peace will automatically be followed by the increasing numbers of people in our community.
We get a lot in return from Rotary even if we contribute very little in it. As individuals we learn, grow and share our values as we do our job in Rotary by providing opportunities, hopes and saving lives of others. Our passion for Rotary gets energy from such things. These things will compel future members of Rotary to say Yes when they are invited to join it.