Rotary International is a service organization known worldwide for its "Service Above Self" philosophy, the Four Way Test and its "End Polio Now" initiative to eradicate this crippling disease. The organization has more than 1.2 million members – known as Rotarians – in over 32,000 Rotary clubs worldwide who work together toward the development of a stronger sense of humanity and volunteer service.
Orlando is known as the family vacation capital of the world, and the Rotary Club of Lake Buena Vista serves as the host community for Rotary members visiting our city, its theme parks and more than 100 attractions.
The Rotary Club of Lake Buena Vista was founded in 1972, soon after Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom theme park was inaugurated that same year. The club was chartered with the intention of becoming the official Rotary makeup location for Rotarians traveling to the Orlando area on their family vacations. Since that year, the club has enjoyed a continuous stream of visitors who come to the Disney area for both leisure and business travel.
A unique feature of the club is that it is the only civic organization granted the privilege and honor of wearing the iconic Mickey's ears in its Rotary badges and banners, an honor bestowed upon the club during the original charter in the early 1970s.
David Brinckerhoff has been very involved with the Rotary Club of Lake Buena Vista ever since he was inducted as a member in May 2008. Since then he has served on the board as secretary, club operations chair and president-elect, and has completed his term as club president for 2011-2012.
If you are interested in Rotary or would like to learn more about it, please don't hesitate to contact David. The club meets every Thursday morning from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Lakeview Restaurant in the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort, 1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, Florida. For more information and directions, visit www.rotarylbv.org.