About Rotary

Rotary International is an assocation of over 34,000 Rotary clubs located in over 200 countries and territories.

Rotary club members represent community's business, professional, and community leaders. Clubs are non-political, non-religious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.

Rotary's objective is to advance the Object of Rotary in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development.

The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.


The Four-Way Test

From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. To guide decisions, in 1932 Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor created 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 GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

          4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?"