2“Rotary is an organization of Business and proffessional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service,encourage high ethical standard in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world”
3Rotary is an International Organization There are 531 Districts in 166 countries throughout the world.Our club, The Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan is in District 3150 which is comprised of 81 clubs with 3,500 members.There are currently 33,855 clubs with 12,24,384 members worldwide.
4In the beginning…The first Rotary Club was organized in Chicago in 1905, by Paul P. Harris.The club, with four members, met in rotation at the offices of the members - thus the name Rotary.The First Rotary project was public restrooms in downtown Chicago.Rotary became the world’s first “service club”.
5Women in Rotary In 1988-89 women were admitted to Rotary. Wives of male Rotary members are affectionately called Rotary Annes.The informal organization of Rotary Anns is called “The Inner Wheel Club”
6The Motto of Rotary is “Service Above Self” The motto explains the philosophy of unselfish volunteer service.
7The Rotary EmblemThe Rotary emblem “The Wheel”is perhaps one of the most widely used emblem in the worldThe emblem illustrates Civilization and movement
8Classification Principle The 4-Way Test Four basic principles guide Rotarians in achieving the ideal of service and high ethical standards:Object of RotaryAvenues of ServiceClassification PrincipleThe 4-Way Test
9Object of RotaryThe object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:First. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;Second. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his or her occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
10Object of RotaryThird. The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his or her personal, business and community life;Fourth. The advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world of fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of service.
12AVENUES OF SERVICE Club Service Vocational Service Community Service Those things that a Rotarian does to help make successful the running of the local club.Vocational ServiceThe promoting of the “ideal of service” throughout the business and professional world.Community ServiceUrges every Rotarian to participate in all activities which make the community a better place in which to live.
13International Service AVENUES OF SERVICEInternational ServiceEncourage and foster the advancement of understanding and good will among people of the world.New Generations Service- recognizes the positive change implemented by youth andyoung adults through leadership development activities,service projects, and exchange programs.
14THE FOUR-WAY TEST of the things we think, say or do Followed by Rotarians worldwide in their business and professional lives, The Four-Way Test was created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in It has since been translated into more than 100 languages and is used by organizations and individuals throughout the world.1. Is it the TRUTH?2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
15Classification Principle Rotary allows only a specific number of individual members in any vocation to belong to an individual club, thereby promoting a broad base of ideas and respect for each vocation.The current membership approves each individual who might wish to join a Rotary club.
16ROTARY PROGRAMS Humanitarian Programs Educational Programs PolioPlus Rotary InternationalInteractRotaractRotary Community CorpsRotary FellowshipsRotary Friendship ExchangeRotary VolunteersRotary Youth Leadership AwardsWorld Community ServiceYouth ExchangeThe Rotary FoundationHumanitarian ProgramsMatching GrantsIndividual GrantsDistrict Simplified Grants3H ProgramEducational ProgramsGroup Study ExchangeAmbassadorial ScholarshipsRotary Centers for International StudiesRotary Grants for University TeachersPolioPlus
17The Rotaract The Interact Age group:18 years to 30 years.Clubs:8,126Countries:151Rotaractors:1,86,898The InteractAge Group: Secondary School ageClubs:12,559Countries:151Interactors:2,88,857.
18The Rotary Community Corps A group of non-Rotarians-Desire to help their own community by conducting service projects- assisted by RotaryMEMBERS-1,59,666CORPS-6,942World Community ServiceA club or district in one country provides humanitarian assistance to a Rotary Club in another country.Recreational and Vocational Fellowships -Fellowship of Rotarians worldwide who share a common Vocation or Recreational interest.
19Rotary Youth Exchange - Clubs and districts send and host students ages who travel abroad for cultural exchanges of one week to a full year; about 8,000 a year.Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) - Clubs and districts sponsor seminars to encourage and recognize leadership abilities of youth and young adults agesFriendship Exchange -For Rotarians and their spouses to visit Rotarian families in other parts of the world.
21“World Peace through Understanding” The Rotary Foundation“World Peace through Understanding”
22The Rotary Foundation Mission To Support the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through International humanitarian,educational and cultural exchange programs.
23Programs Of Foundation Group Study Exchanges-Paired Rotary Districts both send and receive teams of four young non-Rotarians and a Rotarian team leader for a 4-6 week study tour. The Rotary Foundation pays for Travel.The Ambassadorial Scholarships- For study abroad- Ambassadors of goodwill- Contribution to world understanding and peace.Grants for University Teachers -For teachers who wish to offer their expertise to another College or University in a developing country.
24Programs Of Foundation Matching Grants for International Humanitarian Projects -Matches club or District contribution for international service project.Grants for Rotary Volunteers -Travel and general expenses for Volunteers who are willing to offer their business or professional expertise.New Opportunities Grants -For Districts to use their District designated fund (DDF) for projects of a humanitarian benefit.
25Programs Of Foundation Helping Grants -Awards to projects in other countries where there is no local Rotary Club.Disaster Relief Program -To provide timely relief when a catastrophe strikesHealth,Hunger and Humanity (3-H)-For long term self-sustainable projects-To Improve health,alleviate hunger andenhance human and social development.
26Programs Of Foundation Polio Plus -The Global Polio eradication effortLaunched in 1985Rotary’s commitment to youth has never been more far-reaching than with its PolioPlus programSince its launch in 1985, more than two billion children have received oral polio vaccine as part of this program.
27POLIO PLUSThe Global Polio Eradication Initiative has reduced the incidence of polio by more than 99 percent. Today, endemic wild poliovirus has been eliminated from all but four countries (Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and Pakistan) in the world, and just 945 cases were reported worldwide in August Millions more were protected by vaccination.Currently, the global funding gap for stands at US$ 490 million. More than 10 million children will be paralysed in the next 40 years if the world fails to capitalize on its US$5 billion global investment in polio eradication
28Funding of FoundationPaul Harris Fellow -Recognition against contributions of USD 1000Permanent Fund -Benefactors Recognition for support to the Permanent Fund with a bequest or asset transfer or a gift.Major Gift -Recognition is given to anyone who contributes cumulatively USD 10,000 or more.