Encouraging and fostering goodwill and the ideal of service.
SERVICE TO OTHERSThe development of acquaintances and friendships are an opportunity for service. Help others. Pay it forward. It is one of the most rewarding things to do.
RECOGNITION OF WORTHINESSWe strive to recognize the worthiness of all people regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, political alignment, education, where they call home, occupation or profession. We are all citizens of the world and community.
IDEAL OF SERVICEThe "glue" or "fabric" of Rotary is service above self in personal, business and community life. Service is rewarding and stimulates fellowship, goodwill and peace through the world.
UNDERSTANDING AND RESPECTGoodwill begins with one's intent. It relies on how we value each other regardless of our differences. We are all different, but can unite to do good around the world. Tolerance and acceptance of our differences is central to the object of rotary and service beyond self.
ROTARY'S FOUR-WAY TEST OF THE THINGS WE THINK, SAY OR DO
In a today's twitter culture, short attention spans, fake information and misunderstandings, Rotary strives to develop methods of addressing how we can get along. The four-way test is an example reinforcing a reflection mindset.
Rotary's code of conduct outlines principals of working together. We often have diversity of opinions, ideas and priorities. Conflicts and debate can be raised though normal interaction and sharing what we think. We desire to reinforce respectful behavior and methods of negotiation and compromise. We try and test our thinking with our four-way test to be mindful of others.