The 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:
- The development of an acquaintance as an opportunity for service.
- High ethical standards in business and professionals; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his or her occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
- The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his personal business and community life.
- The advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.