Do you want to do good in the world? Rotary opens the doors for you to make a difference. Whether it’s in our town, county or internationally, Rotary provides both the means and the resources to help. With more than 34,000 clubs in over 180 countries around the world, Rotary is the premier service organization devoted to helping others. “Service Above Self” is the motto that links all Rotarians.
Avenues of Service
Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club.
Career Avenue encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards.
Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community
International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace. Rotarians can support International Service by sponsoring a project in another country, seeking international project partners to support projects in their own communities, or by personally volunteering at an international project site.
Youth Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities as RYLA, Rotaract and Interact, service projects, and creating international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.
Membership Rotary clubs are membership-based, hence there are many opportunities for members to cultivate membership. In fact, one of the primary responsibilities of every member is to recruit like-minded individuals who want to perform community service together.
Fellowship While Community Service is the driving force, members remain Rotarians because of the friendships that are formed. The Fellowship or “Friendship” Avenue of Service encompasses a wide variety of activities that foster meaningful personal relationships between members.
“The volunteerism exemplified by Rotary International is an engine for renewal and change in every society. And it is that same volunteer spirit, rooted in compassion and a profound sense of responsibility to our fellow human beings, that offers so much hope for the future, beginning with children.”
— Carol Bellamy, UNICEF executive directory