What would it take to change the world? Rotary’s 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self.
In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you’ll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation and eradicate polio. Strong fellowship among Rotarians and meaningful community and international service projects characterise Rotary worldwide.
Rotary clubs serve communities around the world, each with unique concerns and needs. Rotarians have continually adapted and improved the way they respond to those needs, taking on a broad range of service projects. The most successful and sustainable Rotary service tends to fall within one of the following six areas:
- Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
- Disease prevention and treatment
- Water and sanitation
- Maternal and child health
- Basic education and literacy
- Economic and community development
The Object 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:
- FIRST – The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
- SECOND – High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
- THIRD – The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business and community life;
- FOURTH – The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
The Four-Way Test
The test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions:
Of the things we think, say or do
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Diversity and Rotary
Rotary International recognizes the value of diversity within individual clubs. Rotary encourages clubs to assess those in their communities who are eligible for membership, under existing membership guidelines, and to endeavour to include the appropriate range of individuals in their clubs. A club that reflects its community with regard to professional and business classification, gender, age, religion, and ethnicity is a club with the key to its future.
Did you know?
- Since 1947, Rotarians have contributed almost US$2.9 billion to The Rotary Foundation to help Rotary do good in the world
- Annual dues from 1.2 million Rotarian worldwide help finance programs like Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Community Corps and more.
For more information see www.rotary.org
Rotary Club of Osborne Park
The Rotary Club of Osborne Park was formed in 1977 from business men working in the Osborne Park area. The Club currently has 25 members and is very active in Community and Vocational Service projects, International Service projects as well as New Generation activities.
Some of our recent and current projects are:-
- We have now sent 18 x 40 cu. ft. containers to Cambodia with equipment with an estimated value of $25 million if acquired new.
Our Club meets for breakfast on Tuesdays at the
Kailis Bros. Restaurant
101 Oxford Street, Leederville
Time: 7am for 7.30am start
Guests are always welcome.
For more information on our Club see our website at:
or our Facebook page at :