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:

  • 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.

 

 

The Four-Way Test

 

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:

  • FIRST: Is it the TRUTH?

  • SECOND: Is it FAIR to all concerned?

  • THIRD: Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

  • FOURTH: Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

 

 

Rotary Code of Conduct

 

  • Exemplify the core value of integrity in all behaviors and activities

  • Use my vocational experience and talents to serve Rotary

  • Conduct all my personal, business, and professional affairs ethically, encouraging and fostering high ethical standards as an example to others

  • Be fair in all dealings with others and treat them with respect due to them as fellow human beings

  • Promote recognition and respect for all occupations which are useful to society

  • 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

  • Honor the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavor or reflect adversely on Rotary or fellow Rotarians

  • Not seek from fellow Rotarians a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship

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