Rotary is an international organisation that brings together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service, promote high ethical standards, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. There are over 60 Rotary Clubs in Croatia, and Rotary E-Club Croatia is the first E-Club in Rotary District 1913.
The motto adopted by over 1.2 million Rotary members across the world is ‘Service Above Self’. It signifies the belief that Rotarians would put their duty to help others before their own needs.
The guiding principles of Rotary are summed up in the ‘Four-Way Test’:
The Four-Way Test
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Five Avenues of Service
- Club Service
- Vocational Service
- Community Service
- International Service
- Youth Service
Seven Areas of Focus
- Water and Sanitation
- Maternal and Child Health
- Basic Education and Literacy
- Peace and Conflict Prevention/ Resolution
- Disease Prevention and Treatment
- Economic and Community Development
- Supporting the Environment
End Polio Now is one of the longest standing and most significant efforts in Rotary’s history. For more than 30 years Rotary has led the global effort to reduce polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide (“We are this close – Countdown to history”). The nearly complete eradication of this disease is a remarkable achievement, and its success is paving the way for other similar projects.
“Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves.”
Paul Harris, Rotary founder