Rotary International has several core values that help guide the organization and mold our culture. These values stand as the guidepost for our actions and priorities. They serve as a fundamental component of the Rotary Strategic Plan and determine most of the direction and good intent for the whole of our leadership. The 5 core values include:
We believe that peace comes from understanding our world, which is a bi-product of service activities and our programs. Service is one of the main elements of our mission and the initiatives we pursue within each of our individual clubs fuels this culture. There is no greater satisfaction than that which comes from serving others.
We believe that grouped efforts combine to benefit all of humanity. Strength in numbers provides more access to resources and expands our overall perspective of the world. Fellowship generates greater tolerance of others and transcends all boundaries, including those of race, gender, and nationality.
We believe that, in the pursuit of service to others, we can accomplish international unity. Through the diversity of our members, our organization is able to broaden the scope of the activities, programs, and service we can provide. We encourage a diverse community within the individual clubs that are part of Rotary International.
Accountability, honesty, and ethics are the backbone of our organization and something we expect from each of our leaders and members. We encourage all members to adhere to the highest standards in both professional and personal relationships with others. Fairness and respect are grounded in The Four-Way Test and we must conscientiously steward the resources entrusted to us.
We believe in the development and nurturing of current and future leaders in our community. As a global fellowship, we hold leadership qualities in the highest regard amongst Rotarians as we strive to implement our core values throughout the world.
We hope you reflect on these core values and use them to guide your daily life. Along with The Four-Way Test, we hope to inspire you towards the ideal of service above self and developing integrity in all your interactions.