What is 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
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
test, the motto “Service above Self”, and its secondary
motto “They profit most who serve best”.