Rotary is the world's oldest service organization. Its members of business and professional leaders, united worldwide, provide humanitarian service and promote world peace and understanding. Through a dedicated network of 30,000 clubs and 1.2 million members, Rotary initiates neighbourhood projects that address many of today's most critical issues, including polio eradication, literacy, poverty, HIV/AIDS.
Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.