What is Rotary?

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Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.

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 Goodwill and Better Friendships?
  4. Will it be Beneficial to All Concerned?

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 for service.
  • SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Rotarian Code of Conduct

I will:

  1. Act with integrity and high ethical standards in my personal and professional life.
  2. Deal fairly with others and treat them and their occupations with respect.
  3. Use my professional skill through Rotary to: mentor young people, help those with special needs, and improve people’s quality of life in my community and the world.
  4. Avoid behavior that reflects adversely on Rotary and other Rotarians.