Chartered  November 1, 1971

What is Rotary?

ROTARY brings together leaders who step forward to take on some of the toughest challenges in their communities.


JOIN LEADERS from all continents, cultures, and occupations

EXCHANGE IDEAS and form lifelong friendships

TAKE ACTION  to create positive change in our communities  

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.



By participating in local and international service projects, club members can volunteer their time and talents where they’re most needed.

The Five Avenues  of Service are Rotary’s philosophical  cornerstone  and the foundation  on which Club activities are based:

Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the Club’s effective functioning.

Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards.

Community  Service covers the projects and activities the  Club undertakes to improve life in its community.

International  Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.

Youth Service allows our members to engage with Rotary Youth Exchange Students, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Interact Clubs (high-school age Rotary Clubs), and Rotaract Clubs (college- age and young professional age Rotary Clubs), as well as any other programs and projects that involve our youth.



From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the worlds most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.   


This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales,  production,  advertising,  and all relations with dealers and customers,  and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions:  


The Four-Way Test "Of the things we think, say or do:  

Is it the TRUTH?  
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?"