February 18, 2005
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:{{more}}

FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

SECOND. 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;

THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;

FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional

persons united in the ideal of service.

Rotary International Mission Statement

The mission of Rotary International is to support its member clubs in fulfilling the Object of Rotary by:

• Fostering unity among member clubs;

• Strengthening and expanding Rotary around the world;

• Communicating worldwide the work of Rotary; and

• Providing a system of international administration.