October: Economic and Community Development Month

Nearly 800 million people live on less than $1.90 a day. Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty.

Rotary members and The Rotary Foundation work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.

Rotary provides training and access to well-paying jobs and financial management institutions.


Rotary creates opportunities to help individuals and communities thrive financially and socially.


Rotary members train people to become resources for their community, offering networking activities, advice on new business development, and financial management training.

The Rotary Four-Way Test challenges us to take a close hard look at the realities in our own communities. In particular, we must ask the question: “Is it Fair to All Concerned?” As a Club, through our service projects and giving, we have dedicated ourselves to improving the conditions and fairness for all concerned. Whether these efforts involve providing opportunities for at risk pre-school children to practice communication skills, serving pancakes at Breakfast with Santa, or partnering on sanitation and drinking water projects in communities in need throughout the world, they all serve to provide for economic and community development. Thank you for being a member of our Elmbrook Rotary Club and thank you for being concerned about, and dedicated to, improving the economic conditions for people in our community and throughout the world.