Rotary Club of Newport Beach
In 2018, The Rotary Club of Newport Beach was specifically chartered to be the first Rotary Global Service Club with members and partner clubs from around the world. We are creating a 30-year plan with projects designed to share with other clubs and organizations based on the 4 Way test, The 7 Areas of Focus, The 8 Pillars of Positive Peace and the UN’s 17 Sustainable development goals.
The Rotary Club of Newport Beach was formed as a Global Service Club
with the purpose of “Embracing the future While Respecting the Past.”
All of our local and global service projects follow Rotary’s
legendary “4 Way Test” and fall under at least one of Rotary’s
“7 Areas of Focus“.We also have created project’s that
embrace Rotary’s “8 Pillars of Positive Peace” and have
a long-term strategy that aligns with the United
Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
All of our programs have been designed to partner with Rotary clubs locally
and globally in our strategic vision for the future.
1Clarity, Transparency Fact checking Ethical Behavior
Is it the truth?
That we do our homework to collect information and to apply critical thinking by asking questions to know the difference between facts, beliefs, assumptions and opinions as well as know what we don’t know.
2Inclusion, Empathy Acceptance, Belonging, Accountable
Is it FAIR to all concemed?
That we use empathy to be see other points-of-view in the context of the problems to be solved and the goals to be reached
3Trust Do Good. Feel Good. Have Fun.
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
That the process is civil, and there’s a feeling of respect and openness to ask the “dumb” question that can lead to creative and innovative answers. Also people preferred to work with people they like, respect and trust.
4What-If scenarios, Trade-offs Being Creative and Innovative Better Decision-Making
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
That these are the conflict transformative answers and decisions that can lead to mutually satisfying solutions that are sustainable and scalable. This can be an iterative process as we learn more from doing and continuously improve with time.