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What is rotary?

"Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves." - Rotary.org

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Mission

We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Vision

Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

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The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and to encourage and foster:

 

  • The Development of acquaintance 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, building and sustaining relationships.

  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

we are people of action

Rotarians abide by the four-way test
Adopted from rotaryserviceblog.org

1 / Is it the Truth?

From the Rotarian Code of Conduct, act with integrity and high ethical standards.  Acknowledge and define the problem including the root causes. Collect information and apply critical thinking by asking questions to identify the difference between facts, beliefs, assumptions and opinions. Moreover, be a trusted problem solver.

2 / Is it fair to all concerned?

Keep in mind both the Golden Rule and the Platinum Rule. Identify and include all interested and affected parties. Try to understand the other point-of-views in the context of conflict and reaching shared goals.

3 / Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

Rotarians are known for being sociable and building relationships.  Ensure the process is civil and there’s a feeling of respect and openness to ask questions that can lead to creative and innovative solutions.  Discuss and agree on desired outcomes.

4 / Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Have an open mind and a curiosity for new ideas, novel applications and different point-of views. Consider many options and build on different ideas. Come to mutually beneficial solutions that are sustainable and scalable.

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