Who Are We? We are a service-based organization of 56-professional leaders providing humanitarian services locally, nationally and internationally. Our motto of “Service Above Self” conveys that humanitarian spirit in our outreach efforts.
Where Do We Meet? The Palmetto Club, 1231 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29201 – Each Wednesday morning at 7:30am
How Do We Serve? The members of Capital Rotary give back to the Columbia, South Carolina community in many ways. Service Above Self is our motto and we invite you to preview some of our ongoing community services:
- Meals on Wheels (Senior Resources)
- Annual Red Cross Blood Drive
- Annual Dictionary Distribution Project
- Coins for Alzheimers Research Trust (CART)
- Harvest Hope Food Bank
- College Scholarship Fundraiser
- Fifth Wednesdays
- Club Socials
For an inside look at our club, please view the video below that includes two past club presidents and current members, Darren Foy and Harry Carter.
Mission Statement: We encourage and foster service as a worthy enterprise:
- Service: In the spirit of our motto “Service Above Self” we are committed to sharing our time, talents and resources in order to improve the community and the world.
- Fellowship: We believe that fellowship, shared experiences and ideals strengthen our club, enlighten our members, and create lasting friendships.
- Vocation: We believe that sharing our experience and knowledge will benefit the community as well as ourselves.
- Membership: We strive for an involved membership, which reflects the diversity and complexity of our professional community.
Our Values, Ethics: We believe the Four Way Test is an exemplary behavioral guide:
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIP?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
- First, The development of acquaintance as an opportunity of service;
- Second, High Ethical standards in Business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to service society;
- Third, The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
- Fourth, The advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.