Definition of 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.
There are over 1.2 million Rotarians, members of more than 29,000 Rotary Clubs in 161 countries.
RI Mission Statement
The mission of Rotary International is to support its member clubs in fulfilling the Object of Rotary by:
Fostering unity among member clubs;
Strengthening and expanding Rotary around the world;
Communicating worldwide the work of Rotary; and
Providing a system of international administration.
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?