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What is Rotary?

What is Rotary?

  • Rotary is an organisation of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world

The Object of Rotary

To encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise, and in particular to encourage and foster:

  • The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.
    (Club Service) 
  • High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations as an opportunity to serve society.
    (Vocational Service)
  • The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian in his or her personal, business and community life.
    (Community Service)  
  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional people united in the field of service.
    (International Service)

Areas of Focus

The areas of service of Rotary focus on:

  • peace and conflict prevention and resolution
  • disease prevention and treatment
  • water and sanitation
  • maternal and child health
  • basic education and literacy
  • economic and community development

The Four Way Test, a code of ethics, of the things we think, say or do:

Is it the truth?

Is it fair to call concerned?

Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

Will it be beneficial to all concerned?


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