Objective 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:
Rotary is a service organization. Since 1910, the Rotary Motto has been "Service Above Self."
Rotary strives to achieve it's objective of "Service Above Self" through activities in five primary areas. These are often referred to as the Five Avenues of Service.
Five Avenues of Service
Club service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective function of the club
Vocational service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards.
Community services 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 aground the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.
Youth services takes on the responsibility to support and nurture the next generation by providing avenues to improving their life skills to ensure a better future, while recognizing the diversity of their needs.