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The Four-Way Test
  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?



About Us

Service Above Self

Green Lake Rotary is part of District 6270 of Rotary International, which is the world's oldest service club organization. There are over 33,000 clubs worldwide in more than 200 countries. Together Rotary members form a network of 1.2 million business and professional leaders, all volunteering their time and talent to serve their communities and the world. Club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally and internationally to combat hunger, improve health, provide education and promote peace under the motto Service Above Self.

Rotary's mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. Our core values are service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership.

The newest club was formed recently in Ramallah, Palestine, under the sponsorship of Rotarians in Jordan and Israel.

The Four-Way Test

The test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions:

Of the things we think, say or do

1. Is it the truth?

2. Is it fair to all concerned?

3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Rotary Youth Exchange

Each year Green Lake Rotary offers a student ages 15-19 the chance to travel abroad for cultural exchanges for a full academic year. Typically the exchange student would stay with 3-4 host families. If you would be interested in being a host family, please contact us. This year our exchange student is from Italy.

2012-2013 Green Lake Rotary President

Green Lake Rotary would like to welcome Joel, who is the new president for 2014 - 2015.

Supported Activities

Rotary is the only service organization that has dual missions, bettering local communities and building bridges internationally. This is done through a combination of fundraising activities and member donations.

Ongoing fundraising efforts by Green Lake Rotary members have allowed the Club to contribute annually to international programs such as Polio Plus, Rotary International, and the inbound Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

Fundraising efforts include:

  • Annual Rose Sale
  • Chili Cook-Off Food Booth
  • Golden Harvest Days Festival Food Booth
  • Green Lake Fine Arts Show Food Booth
  • Fourth of July Celebration Food Booth
  • Int'l Exchange Student Big Money Raffle
  • Quilt Raffle
  • SAGBRAW: Bike Ride Across Wisconsin
  • Summer Solstice Food Booth
  • Walleyes for Tomorrow

In addition, the Club helps support more than 50 Green Lake area organizations each year including youth, community and humanitarian programs. This includes the Red Geranium Fund, which places flowering plants on veterans’ graves at Bluffton and Dartford Cemeteries; and the Wisconsin State Chili Cook-Off, where the top winner advances to compete in the international championship cook-off.

Supported community activities include:

  • 4th of July Fireworks
  • Adopt-a-Highway
  • Advocap - HeadStart Program
  • American Cancer Society
  • Authentic Voices of America
  • Badger Boys State
  • Badger Girls State
  • Boy Scouts
  • BPWC
  • Camp Grow Ministries
  • CHN Foundation
  • Cornerstone Project
  • Crime Stoppers
  • Dartford Historical Society
  • Downtown Green Lake Renewal Project
  • Father Wally
  • Friends of Caestecker Public Library
  • Girl Scouts
  • Green Lake American Legion
  • Green Lake Animal Shelter
  • Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Green Lake County Angel Tree Program
  • Green Lake County Fair
  • Green Lake County Food Pantry
  • Green Lake County Ripon Area Foundation
  • Green Lake Fund
  • Green Lake Greenways
  • Green Lake High School National Honor Society
  • Green Lake High School Post Prom
  • Green Lake High School Scholarships
  • Green Lake Rotary Foundation
  • Green Lake/Brooklyn Fire Department
  • Green Lake/Brooklyn First Responders
  • Green Lake Concerts in the Park Series
  • Habitat for Humanity of Green Lake
  • Inbound Rotary Exchange Student
  • Memorial Day Red Geranium Project
  • National Honor Society
  • Operation Back Pack
  • Polio Plus
  • Ripon Medical Center Foundation
  • Ripon/Green Lake Benefit Tractor Ride
  • Rotary International Foundation
  • Rotary Rose Bowl Float
  • St. Agnes Hospice
  • Thrasher Opera House
  • Town Square
  • University of Wisconsin Marching Band
  • Zobel Park