Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 35,000 Rotary clubs.
We see differently: Our multidisciplinary perspective helps us see challenges in unique ways.?
We think differently: We apply leadership and expertise to social issues — and find unique solutions.?
We act responsibly: Our passion and perseverance create lasting change.?
We make a difference at home and around the world: Our members can be found in your community and across the globe.?
Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.?
The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.
Although Rotary clubs develop autonomous service programs, all Rotarians worldwide are united in a campaign for the global eradication of polio which would be the second disease eliminated from our planet. In addition to raising money with the help of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rotary has provided an army of volunteers to promote and assist at national immunization days in polio-endemic countries around the world.
The world's Rotary clubs typically meet weekly. You are welcome to visit any club on the planet. ?
We see differently: Our multidisciplinary perspective helps us see challenges in unique ways.
We think differently: We apply leadership and expertise to social issues — and find unique solutions.
We act responsibly: Our passion and perseverance create lasting change.