Who We Are
Who We Are
Rotary Club Asikkalan Rotaryklubi is an active Rotary club located in Asikkala, Päijät-Häme. We meet at light dinner from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm at Majakkapaviljonki every Thursday, to see each other, listen to interesting presentations and promote doing good in our area. We also visit various places and companies. We support humanitarian projects carried out by the international Rotary organisation, participate in Youth Exchange, and promote the well-being of our vicinity.
Our club was established 24th of February, 1955. Our sponsor club is RC Lahden Rotaryklubi (Lahti). We have 22 active members and 7 honorary members, and we belong to District 1390.
A Hobby with a Purpose
We concentrate on supporting Youth Exchange. We help youngsters to participate in the Rotary International Youth Exchange every second year. We believe that youth exchange is the best grassroots internationalization and peace education.
We also highlight important social development needs. We have been working together with elderly people living at Ehtookoti, Asikkala and organized activities together with them.
We set a high value on the efforts of Rotary International and on this organizations valuable work in eradicating polio from the world. Rotary has invested a lot of voluntary work and more than 1.2 billion US dollars for this work only.
An Influential International Organization
Rotary was established 23 February 1905 in Chicago. It is an international service and charity organization. The homestead of Rotary International is Evanston, Illinois. Our motto is Service Above Self.
Rotary has 1.2 million members in 35,000 clubs in more than 200 countries. Rotary is a remarkable international service and charity organization. Finland is divided into six Rotary districts, one of which includes the Estonian clubs. In Finland and Estonia, there are 300 clubs altogether, with more than 10,000 Rotarians.