Rotary International

 

Founded in 1905, Rotary International (RI) is the first international humanitarian service club organization. It's motto is "Service above self". The men and women who make up the clubs are professionals, experts in their fields who offer their time and resources in their community and around the world.

Rotary has more than 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 31,000 clubs in more than 160 countries. Rotary clubs are secular, non-governmental and open to people of all backgrounds, cultures and beliefs. They are autonomous and can decide on projects that best meet local needs and the interests and expertise of their members.

Rotary clubs are implementing a variety of projects that address the most critical needs such as poverty, hunger, illiteracy, drug abuse and pollution.

Youth assistance is a priority area for Rotary which, in order to train tomorrow's leaders, sponsors youth and adult clubs and offers mentoring and career development programs, these are Interact and Rotaract clubs.

 

 

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Goals of Rotary

 

Rotary aims to cultivate the ideal of service to which every respectable profession aspires, and in particular, commits to:

  1. Leveraging relationships and contacts to serve the public interest;
  2. Observe rules of high probity in the practice of any profession; recognize the dignity of any useful occupation; to consider the profession of each Rotarian as a vehicle of action in the service of society;
  3. Apply the ideal of serving in private, professional and public life;
  4. Advancing understanding among peoples, altruism and respect for peace through friendly relations among members of the professions, united by the ideal of serving.

In their business and professional life as well as in their personal lives, Rotarians meet the four-way test.

This test consists of asking the following questions for all the things we think, say or do:

  • IS IT THE TRUTH ?
  • IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED ?
  • WILL IT BUILD GOODWILLBETTER FRIENDSHIPS ?
  • WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED ?

 

 

 

Rotary causes

Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.

 

Promoting peace

In an effort to train tomorrow's leaders in peace and conflict resolution issues, up to 100 scholarship recipients per year are selected to study in one of the eight universities hosting an international Rotary Center for peace and conflict prevention and resolution.

Fighting disease

Rotary educates and equips communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases such as polio, AIDS or malaria and improve access to care in developing countries.

Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene

Aware of the importance of access to clean water, Rotary clubs participate in the construction of wells, water supply systems and water treatment systems mainly for populations in developing countries.

Saving mothers and children

Nearly 6 million children under five die each year from malnutrition, lack of care and health problems. Rotary improves access to quality care so that mothers and their children can have a fulfilling life.

Supporting education

Rotary is the largest provider of private sector scholarships in the world. It offers 1,000 scholarships abroad every year and sponsors the Youth Exchange program, which allows more than 8,000 young people a year to travel abroad for a stay of 3 months to a year.

Growing local economies

Rotary carries out service projects that enhance economic and community development and create opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old. And also strengthens local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.

 

 

 

Ending Polio

Rotary International - End Polio Now

Poliomyelitis (polio) is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. The poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. It can strike at any age but mainly affects children under five. Polio is incurable, but completely vaccine-preventable.

In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary has contributed more than $1.7 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute more than $7.2 billion to the effort.

Today, there are only three countries that have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus: Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Just 37 polio cases were confirmed worldwide in 2016, which is a reduction of more than 99.9 percent since the 1980s, when the world saw about 1,000 cases per day.

 

 

 

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