WHAT IS ROTARY?
We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Rotarians have a simple motto: Service Above Self.
Our Four-Way Test
Our Four-Way test is a simple ethical framework to help us in our lives every day. Feel welcome to use it yourself - it's pretty simple:
Of the things we think, say or do:
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
- Rotary provides one of the
most basic human needs: it's one of the two reasons why Rotary began.
- BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
- The second original reason
for Rotary's beginning. Everyone needs to network.
- PERSONAL GROWTH &
- Rotary continues one's
growth and education in human relations and personal development.
- LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
- Rotarians learn to
motivate, influence and lead leaders.
- CITIZENSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY
- The average Rotary club
consists of the most active citizens
- CONTINUING EDUCATION
- Programs keep Rotarians
informed about the community, the nation and the world.
- Rotary is fun ... club
projects, social activities, meetings, service are fun.
- PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS
- Rotary develops confidence
and skill in public communication.
- Rotarians are welcomed at nearly
30,000 clubs in 200 nations.
- ASSISTANCE WHEN TRAVELING
- Rotarians have often found
help as close as the nearest Rotary club.
- In local clubs and at
conferences, conventions and assemblies entertainment provides a welcome
- DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL SKILLS
- Rotary is for people who
like people, or who want to.
- FAMILY PROGRAMS
- Rotary encourages family
values and operates youth programs.
- VOCATIONAL SKILLS
- Rotary helps one make a
- THE DEVELOPMENT OF ETHICS
- Rotarians are expected to
be ethical in all relationships.
- CULTURAL AWARENESS
- Rotary is a cross section
of citizens from every background.
- NICE PEOPLE
- While it is nice to be
important, it is more important to be nice.
- ABSENCE OF CREED
- Rotary is an open society -
of men and women who believe in helping others.
- THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE
- Rotarians believe in
service above self. It is richly
- THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A
LIST OF TWENTY THINGS