There actually is a reason we try to get our club members involved in at least some aspect of what we do as a service organization — fundraisers, program assignments, committee work, member recruitment, etc. — rather than limiting themselves to thinking of Rotary only as a weekly dinner club.
These Chinese characters —
— translate from the writings of the Confucian philosopher Xun Zi (circa 312–230 B.C.) to say:
Tell me and I will forget.
Show me and I may remember.
Involve me and I will understand.
That is why we ask you to “Be a Rotarian,” not just “a member of Rotary.”