Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide to proved humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. It is comprised of more than 1.2 million members working in over 33,000 clubs throughout over 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary members engage in community projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as poverty, disease and illiteracy.
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:
--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;
--The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.