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 the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.
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.
WHO IS ROTARY?
Impact starts with our members—people like you who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change—across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
At club meetings in communities across the globe, our people of action come together to strengthen their connections to friends and neighbors and their commitment to improving lives.
We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.
Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
Our distinct point of view and approach gives us unique advantages:
WE SEE DIFFERENTLY:
Our multidisciplinary perspective helps us see challenges in unique ways.
WE THINK DIFFERENTLY:
We apply leadership and expertise to social issues—and find unique solutions.
WE ACT RESPONSIBLY:
Our passion and perseverance create lasting change. We make a difference at home and around the world: Our members can be found in your community and across the globe.
HOW DO WE WORK?
Our impact starts with our members—people who work tirelessly with their clubs to solve some of our communities’ toughest challenges. Their efforts are supported by Rotary International, our member association, and The Rotary Foundation, which turns generous donations into grants that fund the work of our members and partners around the world. Rotary is led by our members—responsible leaders who help to carry forward our organization’s mission and values in their elected roles.
WHY ARE WE HERE?
We’ve been making history and bringing our world closer together for over 100 years. Since forming in 1905, we’ve taken on some of the world’s toughest challenges and helped a wide range of international and service organizations—from the UN to Easter Seals—get started.
HOW DO WE USE OUR FUNDS?
Responsible leadership means more than just doing good work—it means making the most out of every donation we receive.
Why join Rotary?
The Rotary Club of Cape Henry was founded in 1984 with 33 members and now has around 60 active members. We are one of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs located in more than 200 countries around the world. Comprised of over 1.2 million business, professional and community leaders, Rotary International provides humanitarian service, helps build goodwill and peace throughout the world and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations. For more information see www.rotary.org