The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community,
the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians foster and encourage
the ideal of "service above self" through the betterment
of business and professional ethics, promote international understanding
and goodwill, and provide humanitarian service.
Rotary International has a decentralized
structure, with local clubs that are autonomous and community-based.
Each service club works to improve the quality of life at home and
around the world.
Rotary members have the collective
expertise and skills to implement dynamic and sustainable programs
in the areas of hunger, poverty, and illiteracy, with particular
emphasis on children, the aging, and the disabled.