About Rotary

Rotary is characterized by meaningful community, international service projects, and strong fellowship among more than 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide.

Rotary's Mission

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change locally, nationally and internationally.

Through projects as diverse as our members, Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Over 46,000 clubs work together to promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, save mothers and children, support education, grow local economies and protect the environment.

Rotary's Values

Service: We believe that our service activities and programs bring about greater world understanding and peace.

Fellowship: We believe that individual efforts focus on individual needs, but combined efforts serve humanity.

Diversity: We believe Rotary unifies all people internationally behind the ideal of service.

Integrity: We are committed to and expect accountability from our leaders and fellow members, both in the results of our efforts and in the processes we use to accomplish our goals.

Leadership: We are a global fellowship of individuals who are leaders in their fields of endeavor.

Explore The Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation is the charitable arm of the organisation, whose mission is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Rotary Foundation supports programs such as Polio eradication; Humanitarian grants; Disaster Recovery; Health, Hunger and Humanity; Educational programs; and Rotary Peace Fellowships.

It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world. It has one of the largest and most prestigious international fellowship programs in the world.