The main objective of Rotary is service - in the community, the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians foster and encourage the ideal of "service above self" through the betterment of business and professional ethics, promote international understanding and goodwill, and provide humanitarian service.
Rotary International has a decentralized structure, with local clubs that are autonomous and community-based. Each service club works to improve the quality of life at home and around the world.
Rotary members have the collective expertise and skills to implement dynamic and sustainable programs in the areas of hunger, poverty, and illiteracy, with particular emphasis on children, the aging, and the disabled.