What Is Rotary About?

A Worldwide Organization

There are over 33,000 Rotary Clubs around the world. 
Established in 1905, Rotary was the world’s first service Club organisation - our motto is “Service Above Self”.
Rotary's work addresses many of today's most critical issues -  health, hunger, poverty, the environment, education, and literacy to name a few. Other programmes focus on the development of young people with leadership training and student exchanges.

Areas of Service

Rotarians undertake service in Club projects that contribute at a local, regional and international level through these SEVEN KEY AREAS of FOCUS:
  • Promoting Peace
  • Fighting Disease
  • Providing Clean Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
  • Saving Mothers and Children
  • Supporting Education and Literacy
  • Growing Local Economies
  • Protecting the Environment
Ending Polio Forever
Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for over 35 years, and our goal of ridding the earth of this disease is in sight. We started in 1979 with vaccinations for 6 million children in the Philippines. Today, Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only countries where polio remains endemic.

Weekly Meetings

Members have the opportunity to meet every week for fellowship and networking at one of our Club meetings.
We always have a range of interesting speakers lined up from different areas of business, politics, academia and other walks of life.


Many friendships have been made in Rotary.
There are plenty of opportunities to meet new people and network through the weekly meetings, special events and one of the many social occasions.

Leadership and Personal Development

Rotary is an organization comprising leaders and successful people, experienced in team building, fundraising, public speaking, planning, organization, and communication. Being a Rotary leader provides further experience in learning how to motivate, inspire and guide others.
You also have the opportunity to participate in a range of leadership and personal development programmes including the Rotary Leadership Institute.

The 4-Way Test

In addition to community service, Rotarians are guided in their private, business and professional lives by the "Four Way Test" of things we think, do or say:
  • Is it the TRUTH?
  • Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?