What is Rotary? Rotary is ...

Rotary International is an international service organisation whose stated purpose is to

  • bring together business and professional people in order to provide humanitarian services,
  • encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and
  • help build goodwill and peace in the world.

We are a secular organisation open to all persons regardless of race, colour, creed, religion, gender, or political preference.

We are 1.2 million neighbours, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.

Rotary International has undertaken an awareness campaign called “What is Rotary?”, highlighting Rotarians around the world who give “Service Above Self”. “Rotary is …” illustrates Rotarians just like you … everyday people, committed to improving the lives of people in need locally, nationally and internationally.

In our own series, we intend to highlight the “Service Above Self” actions that members of our club, the Rotary Club of Holdfast Bay, contribute to and participate in to help improve the lives of others.

Visit www.rotary.org for more information about this international service organisation.