Posted 23 February 2005 - 05:38 PM
Type "Rotary International" into Google or whatever search engine you use.It will do a far better job than i can.
I would just tell you the "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:
1)The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.
2)High ethical standards in business and professions;the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his occupation as an oppurtunity to serve society.
3) The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his personal,business and community life.
4)The advancement of international understanding,goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of service.
This just gives you some idea of what it is all about.
The first Rotary Club was started in America,by one Paul Harris 100 years ago today.