Rotary is the world's oldest and most important service organizationwith over 1,200,000 members in more than 30,000 clubs spread throughout 180countries. District 6880 has four active Rotary clubs in the Montgomery area seeking to serve the community. For a few examples locally, these clubs help MACOA provide Meals on Wheels, recently they built the Rotary downtown dog park, planted trees around Montgomery including Oak Park, and delivered dictionaries to third grade students all around Montgomery. The Montgomery clubs are an imporrtant part of Rotary District 6880, led by past District Governor Skip Dotherow, of the Montgomery Sunrise Club. The District encompasses cities as far north as Clanton down to Mobile, Fairhope and Dothan. Through the generosity of 6880 Rotarians, local communities are able to provide services and structures and supplies for those in need. District 6880 built a house in Lee County last year for a displaced family as a result of the deadly tornadoes.
On June 25th, District 6880 donated over 1,000 masks to Capitol Hills Health Center to assist caregivers during this COVID-19 pandemic. Rotary's motto is "Service Above Self". We attempt to live that motto every day by following a simple 4 Way Test:
Is it the TRUTH
Is it FAIR to all CONCERNED
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS
Is it BENEFICIAL to ALL concerned.
Rotary's worldwide presence enables us to do incredible good, such as providing clean water to those without it, feeding the hungry, battling crippling, debilitating and disfiguring diseases and helping people learn to read and write so they can compete in the modern workplace. Rotarians come from all walks of life, including education, business, vocational, health and sports just to name a few. We all aspire to the highest ethical standards in our vocations and not only help those in need in our own communities but also seek to advance the cause of peace, understanding and goodwill worldwide through scholarships, youth and adult exchanges and humanitarian projects.