What is Rotary?

  • Rotary International is a service association of business and professional leaders united worldwide who conduct humanitarian projects, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and work toward world understanding and peace.

  • Rotary is more than 1.2 million service-minded leaders belonging to over 32,000 Rotary Clubs in over 170 countries. The members of Rotary Clubs are known as Rotarians.

  • It is a secular organization open to all persons regardless of race, color, creed or political preference.

  • The organization brings together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

  • Rotary is compassion for the underprivileged, the ill and disabled, many of whom are the beneficiaries of over 50,000 service projects conducted by Rotary Clubs around the world each year.

  • The Rotary Foundation spends more than US$175 million annually on a variety of educational and humanitarian programmes to promote international understanding.

  • Rotary is well known for its 4-way test, the motto “Service above Self”, and its secondary motto “They profit most who serve best”.