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:
I. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
II. 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;
III. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business and community life;
IV. 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 Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide we as Rotarians use for our personal and professional relationships.
Of the things we think, say or do:
I. Is it the TRUTH?
II. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
III. Will it build GOODWILL and
IV. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all