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Rotary International is the world's largest service organization. Founded in Chicago, in the USA in 1905  by Paul Harris, it has expanded to 1.24 million men and women members in over 35,800 clubs in 20 countries worldwide.

Membership is by invitation and represents a wide cross section of the community. Rotarians enjoy a healthy, fun social life based around family and club events.

Rotarians plan and carry out a remarkable variety of humanitarian, cultural and exchange programs that benefit people's lives in their local community and throughout the world;

Our motto: Service Above Self


Object of Rotary

To encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.
This is achieved by:

  • The development of acquaintance as the opportunity for service.

  • The promotion of high ethical standards in business & professions.

  • Through service in one's personal, business and community life.

  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace.

The Rotary Four Way Test
In what we think, say and do:

   1. Is it the truth ?
   2. Is it fair to all concerned ?
   3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships ?
   4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned ?


Learn more on the Rotary International Website