About Rotary

Rotary was founded in Chicago by Paul Harris and three other businessmen in 1905. The group promoted fellowship among a diverse array of business leaders in the community.

Its object is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of conducting one's affairs and in particular to encourage and foster:

Rotary advocates what it calls a FOUR-WAY TEST for the conducting of ones's affairs. The criterion for this test follows:

  1. Is it the Truth?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIP?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?