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.

FIFTH

New Generations acknowledges and focuses on the positive change that is made by youth and young adults when they are involved in leadership development activities, community and international service, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding.


Avenues of Service

Based on the Object of Rotary, the Four Avenues of Service are Rotary’s philosophical cornerstone and the foundation on which club activity is based:

  • Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club
  • Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards
  • Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.
  • International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.
  • New Generations acknowledges and focuses on the positive change that is made by youth and young adults when they are involved in leadership development activities, community and international service, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding.