Weekly Meetings of Sligo Rotary Club

The Sligo Rotary Club has weekly meetings on Mondays (except Bank Holidays) in the Sligo Park Hotel at 01.00pm.

History of Sligo Rotary Club

The commitment and dedication of a unique man named Cecil Whaley, a founder member of the Enniskillen Rotary (then also Assistant Director Executive Officer) plus the foresight of men like Jim Gannon, the late Fred Crawford, Frank Wynne and Barry Woods led to the formation of an interim Rotary Club in Sligo on Saturday October 10th 1964. This led the way to the Club receiving its Charter at a Gala Dinner held in the Imperial Hotel, Sligo on Saturday February 20th 1965.

The club quickly identified needs in the local community which it felt it could assist and got to work in, among many other projects, promoting a childrens' playground, providing transport for "meals on wheels" recipients on five days every week (still going strong), providing the first motor car for a handicapped person in Sligo. The club have also supported many Rotary International projects (i.e supporting Ranfurly Library in Third World, Eyes Camps in India etc).

The club also identified a need to give young people an opportunity to serve their communities and develop friendship at local, national and international level and so sponsored the Sligo Interact Club for ages 14 - 18 and the Sligo Rotaract Club for ages 18 - 29. They also sponsored a Probus Club for the retired business and professional men of Sligo and later sponsored an Inner Wheel club for the ladies of the Sligo Rotary members.

 

Charter Presentation Founding Members

 

The Object Of Rotary

Rotary was established to encourage and foster the Ideal of Service as a basis of worthy enterprise. In particular, Rotarians are asked to encourage and foster:

  1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  2. 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 serve society;
  3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
  4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The Four-Way Test

In 1932, Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor created The Four-Way Test, a code of ethics adopted by Rotary 11 years later. The test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following 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?