The 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  occu-
                     pations; and the dignifying of each
                     Rotarian's occupation as an oppor-
                     to serve  society;

THIRD         The application of the ideal  of  ser-
                     vice in every Rotarian's personal,
                    business, and community life;

FOURTH      The advancement of international
                      understanding, goodwill, and
                      peace through a world fellowship
                      of business and professional
                      persons united in the ideal of