The object of Rotary
The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
- The development of acquaintances as an opportunity for service.
- High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
- The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business and community life.
- The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons, united in the ideal of service.
Many of our members say they join Rotary because it gives them a chance to serve their community and give something back. By combining their skills and resources, members of Rotary are able to make a real contribution to the lives of others.
In local communities alone, each club raises tens of thousands of pounds for community projects and local charities, often more.
Members also volunteer their time - supervising and organising community events, running projects to promote the achievements of young people, coordinating educational programmes and supporting local businesses.
Because Rotary is found in more than 200 countries and regions worldwide, we are in the unique position of being able to reach people in need all over the planet, from running life-changing projects in developing countries to making an immediate response to disaster-hit regions.
In addition, Rotary also has its own charity - The Rotary Foundation - which funds the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty throughout the world.
To find out how you can get invovled with your local community, register your interest here and we'll get in touch with details of your local clubs and open events closest to you.
- See more at: http://www.ribi.org/about-us/service#sthash.wNIRNat2.dpuf