Objects of Rotary
The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service
High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of their 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, good will, and peace throughout a world fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of service.
Avenues of Service
Traditionallty, there have been five avenues of Rotary service around which clubs organise their activities. The fifth is Club Service, concerning the administration of the club. The current strategic plan also requires clubs to focus on Membership and Public Image.
Community services which generally focussed on supporting needs – these may be local organisations, charities, services and other areas of needs within their area of location.
Youth Services focus on activities to help disadvantaged youth, programmes to help foster further education or to enhance skills and wellbeing.
International Services focuses on helping to improve the wellbeing of people in underdeveloped areas, supporting disaster appeals. It includes eradicating disease, medical help, food water and sanitation solutions, education and lifestyle improvements.
Vocational Services focuses on aspects of work training, support and encouragement in all areas work endeavour. Rotarians endeavour to incorporate the values of Rotary as part of their work situations