The Object of Rotary, The Four-Way Test, The Guide to Daily Living

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

Of the things we think, say or do

Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

The Guide to Daily Living

Before doing the things we intend to do, consider the precepts of The Guide to Daily Living.
Ask ourselves these four questions and act upon them:

FIRST. Have I spent some time in self-examination?

SECOND. Have I spent meaningful time with my family?

THIRD. Have I given the best to my work?

FOURTH. Have I given some time to others, near and far?

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