Upcoming Event – August 20th, 2016; 3-11 PM.
Now entering its seventh year, the TheBANK of Edwardsville Rotary Criterium is a series of high-speed bicycle races, free kids races, live bands, and an open containers perimeter, all on the streets of Downtown Edwardsville.
This unique signature event has been hosted by the Edwardsville Rotary Club since 2010 as a fund-raiser for community enhancing projects and as a gift to the people in the Edwardsville area. Because Edwardsville is a bicycling city that loves big events and opportunities to show off our Downtown, the Criterium is a perfect fit.
Welcome to Rotary
What Is Rotary?
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.
Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women. The world’s Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
The main objective of Rotary is service – in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.
Rotary clubs provide:
- Friendships with other managerial and professional leaders in your community
- Prestige of membership in a worldwide organization
- Ongoing practical education
- A networking of people who can help you become more successful
- Promotion of higher ethical standards in your business or profession
- Projects to enhance your community
- Help for communities in countries around the world