Rotary Club of New London, Connecticut USA

 Welcome Friends, Guests, and Rotarians to the Rotary Club of New London.  We hope to meet you not only online, but also in person at one of our upcoming service events, social gatherings, or club meetings.


What is Rotary?  Rotary is an international network that connects 1.2 million Rotarians in 33,000 clubs on six continents around the world.  Rotary clubs bring together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action to make a positive impact in the community both locally and globally.   In Rotary, we know that we can do more together than we could ever hope to do alone.

Rotary is also a group of diverse individuals coming together to impact communities, locally and globally, by effecting positive change through service and philanthropy.  Rotary also provides a framework for personal and business relationships, networking and fellowship.

Founder, Paul Harris and a small group of businessmen in the Chicago area started Rotary more than 115 years ago.  Since then, Rotary has grown into an international humanitarian organization with 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs in over 200 countries.  Rotary has led the way to eradicate Polio, feed the hungry, provide clean water and bring peace to the world.  You can learn about history of Rotary by going to www.rotary.org.

“SERVICE ABOVE SELF”, the motto of Rotary International and every Rotary club through the world. It’s the driving force that makes Rotary one of the largest and most important service organizations in the world.  Our club offers multiple opportunities to serve the club, community and the world through our various committees.  Whether you are interested in the environment, youth services, music, technology, marketing and public relations, helping the less fortunate, social events or world community service, we have a committee that fits your passion.

For nearly 20 years, I have dedicated my life to serving others in the New London community and beyond. With a humble heart and a depth of gratitude, I’d like to thank the membership of the Rotary Club of New London for electing me as president.  This moment has been a highpoint in my journey of service.  It’s an honor to have the chance to pay it forward in this capacity, and I’m’ excited for the start of a new chapter in my life of working with my fellow Rotarians in making life better in the world.

 

Alex Marku

July 2, 2020