Guiding principles of Rotary

During its existence Rotary has established some basic principles which guided Rotarians in achieving the ideal of service and high ethical standards.

Purpose of Rotary

First formulated in 1910 and adapted through the years with the expansion of the mission of Rotary the purpose provides a short definition of the organization’s objectives and responsibilities of club members.

The purpose of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service and opportunity to be helpful;

2. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian to protect the name of his profession and to serve society;

3. The application of the ideal of service in personal, business and public life of each Rotarian;

4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through fellowship of business and professionals from around the world united in the ideal of service.