Rotary was not long to recognize that fellowship alone would not keep a group together. There needed to be a purpose. The first service project was public rest rooms in downtown Chicago, IL, USA. Rotary became the world’s first service club.
Participation: To be a Rotarian you must give of your time and talents:
Attendance at the weekly meeting is a benefit of Rotary. A minimum of 60% is expected. “You can easily maintain your attendance levels by making up at another Rotary club meeting, participating in Club service projects, and activities.”