What is Rotary?
A brief description of Rotary,
which was founded in 1905 as the first of service clubs in the world, is as
Rotary is a worldwide organization of service that promotes peace and goodwill on earth and high ethical standards in all professions.
Rotary’s service ideal is defined as “service above self.” This conviction is a shared attitude by all Rotarians, one that brings people around the globe together around common goals.
Member profiles of Rotary Clubs are a reflection of the businesses and professions that are represented in that country or area. Each Member of a Club represents a different profession. This structure is to make it possible for ideas created as a response to problems to embody all segments of society and for service to access all layers of society.
In brief, Rotary relies on four fundamental principles:
* Enhancing friendship among members
* Examining very closely the opportunities to serve
* Emphasizing the ideal to serve in our personal lives
* Enhancing mutual understanding and international relations