Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Rotary?
A: Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

Q: How do you raise funds?
A: Throughout the year, Rotary Club of Verrazano has fundraisers in the form of charity auctions, golf outings, card nights and other methods. Details for those events can be found here . We are also very open to direct donations. Please contact us if you wish to help.

Q: Are you a charitable organization?
A: Yes. Rotary Club of Verrazano is a 501c3 organization.

Q: How can I help?
A: By attending one of our functions. Or if you are a business that can donate products or services that we can pass through to our beneficiaries. You can also click on the donate link to the left.

Q: Where do you meet?
A: We meet every Wednesday evening at Gargiulo’s . Meetings are by invitation only unless you are a visiting Rotarian. For an invitation, please contact us.

Q: Is there a program I can get involved with?
A: Please contact us regarding this.

Q: What is a Rotaract?
A: Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes them true “partners in service” and key members of the family of Rotary. More information is found here .