The Object 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 following four tenets:

First: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

Second: High ethical standards in business and the professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

Third: The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to personal, business and community life;

Fourth: The advancement of international understanding, good will and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of service.