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The Object of Rotary

Rotary is an international service organization dedicated to helping people of all backgrounds, locally and internationally.

Rotary International (RI) was founded by Paul Harris in 1905. It now includes over 1.2 million members, in over 34,000 clubs in 530 Districts, embracing almost 200 countries worldwide.

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;
Third, application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business and community life;
Fourth, advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through the Avenues of Service.

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