THE OBJECTIVE OF ROTARY
The objective 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 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 their personal, business, and community life
The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship and professional persons united in the ideal of service
Rotary is an international organization composed by business and professional leaders that gives humanitarian services; it encourages the high rules of ethic in all the occupations and contributes to the development of good will and peace around the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians voluntarily work in 31,000 Rotary Clubs that operate in 166 countries.