What is Rotary?

Rotary is a worldwide organisation of business and professional people that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations and helps build goodwill and peace in the world.

Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to over 46,000 clubs in 220 countries / geographical areas. All clubs are members of Rotary International. 

What are the values of Rotary?

Rotarians worldwide are inspired by the Rotary theme of 'Service Above Self' and are guided by reference to the Rotary Four-Way Test that challenges Rotarians in everything they do, to ask of themselves:

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?

Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. We work together to:

  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies
  • Protect the environment

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