About Rotary

About Rotary

Service above self

There are over 33,000 Rotary Clubs around the world.  Established in 1905, Rotary was the world’s first service Club organisation - our motto is Service Above Self.
 
Rotarians undertake service in various Club project teams.  These contribute at a local, district and international level through five avenues:
  • Club Service
  • Vocational Service
  • Community Service
  • International Service
  • New Generations Service
Rotary's service work addresses many of today's most critical issues -  health, hunger, poverty, the environment, education, and literacy to name a few. Other programmes focus on the development of young people with leadership training and student exchanges.
 
In addition to community service, Rotarians are guided in their private, business and professional lives by the "Four Way Test" of things we think, do or say:
  • Is it the truth?
  • Is it fair to all concerned?
  • Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Rotary might be best summed up by the idea of “Do Good: Feel Good”.  Perhaps that’s why so many lifelong friendships have developed through the Rotary Club of Auckland.