Who We Are
Who We Are
The Rotary Club of Mantta is active in Mänttä-Vilppula area and in the neighborhood. We have meetings twice a month in order to meet each other, listen to interesting presentations and promote good in our community. We support the humanitarian projects of the International Rotary Organization, participate in youth exchange and promote the well-being of the region.
The Rotary Club of Mänttä was founded on 7.7.1961. Our sponsor club is the Rotary Club of Jyväskylä. We meet twice a month, on the first Wednesday, for the lunch meeting and on the third Wednesday in the afternoon to meet each other, invited guests and carry out our social responsibility in Rotary Service projects.
We are part of the Rotary District 1390. Its area includes Kanta-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Päijät-Häme and Central Finland. There are more than 50 clubs and around 1800 members in the area, making a difference and doing good locally and internationally.
You can find clubs in the area from the district page here.
A Hobby with a Purpose
We set a high value on the efforts of Rotary International and on this organisation’s 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. Also our club has during many years participated in End Polio Now program. We celebrate the World End Polio Day 24th October.
Rotarians are known for their youth exchange activities and our club is also collaborating in this activity. For several years, we have arranged for a young person to get an annual change. In 2018, we organized an international summer camp for young people in Mänttä-Vilppula. The third form of youth exchange is the summer exchange, which could be of greater interest to young people.
Youth exchange is the best internationalization and peace education. More information: rye.fi.
An Influential International Organisation
Rotary was established 23 February 1905 in Chicago. It is an international service and charity organisation. The headquarters of Rotary International is in 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 organisation. Finland is divided into five Rotary districts, one of which includes the Estonian clubs. In Finland and Estonia, there are 300 clubs altogether, with more than 10,000 Rotarians.