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.
Rotary is in more than 168 countries worldwide, more than 1.2 million Rotarians belong to over 32,000 Rotary clubs. The 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. Rotary also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international student exchanges, teachers, other professionals and vocational and career development.
The Object of Rotary
The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to
encourage and foster:
FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity
SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions,
the recognition of of the worthiness of all useful
occupations, and the dignifying by each Rotarian of
his occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
THIRD: The application of the ideal of service by every
Rotarian to his personal, business, and community life;
FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding,
goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of
business and professional men and women united
in the ideal of service.
The FOUR WAY TEST of the things we think say or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?