The Rotary International set its core values in 2007 as part of the Rotary Strategic Plan. Understanding these five values are fundamental traits of being a Rotarian. Since their adoption, the core values have been reaffirmed and are strongly supported by Rotarians throughout the world. Rotary International’s core values are the following:
The Four-Way Test
The Four-Way Test is an ethical guidance for Rotarians to follow in their personal and professional relationships. This test which has been translated into over 100 languages, is being recited by the Rotarians during club meetings.
IS IT THE
WILL IT BUILD
AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
WILL IT BE
TO ALL CONCERNED?
The mission of Rotary International is to provide
service to others, promote integrity, and advance world
understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship
of business, professional, and community leaders.
Object of Rotary
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:
FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
SECOND: High ethical standards in business and 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 in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.