ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

RI 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

• Providing a System of International Administration.

ROTARY: Is an organization of Business and Professional people united worldwide to provide Humanitarian Service, Encourage High Ethical Standards in all Vocations and help build Good will and Peace in the world.

FOUNDER: It was founded by PAUL HARRIS – a lawyer on 23rd February, 1905; in Chicago USA.

MOTTO: Rotary Principal Motto is “Service above self”

OBJECT OF ROTARY: The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and foster;

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.

DECLARATION FOR ROTARIANS IN BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS AS ADOPTED BY 1989 CONSTITUTION

As a Rotarian engaged in a business or profession, I am expected to:

  1. Consider my vocation to be another opportunity to serve;
  2. Be faithful to the letter and to the spirit of the ethical codes of my vocation, to the laws of my country and to the moral standards of my chosen vocation;
  3. Do all in my power to dignify my vocation and to promote the highest ethical standards in my vocation;
  4. Be fair to my employer, employees, associates, competitors, customers, the public, and all those with whom I have a business or professional relationship;
  5. Recognize the honor and respect due to all occupations which are useful to society;
  6. Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in my community;
  7. Adhere to honesty in my advertising and in all representations to the public concerning my business or profession;
  8. Neither seek from nor grant to a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship.