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What Is Rotary?

                                  

          Rotary is an organisation of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

- RI Handout

 It is a network of people who care -- people who are both realists and optimists. We recognize the challenges before us and our own limitations; we also recognize our abilities and our responsibility to use them to the fullest. If we are ever to realize Paul Harris' vision for Rotary as an organization that promotes goodwill among nations, then, as he wrote, "the hearts of men must be so touched and molded that mutual understanding and goodwill will take the place of fear and hatred."

John Kenny, President, Rotary International, 2009-10

Rotary's core values are - service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership.

 Ray Klinginsmith, RI President elect (2010-11)

The Six Areas of Focus