Rotary International is the most territorial organisation in the world. It exists in 200 different countries and territories and cuts across dozens of languages, political and social structures, customs, religions and traditions. How is it that all of the more than 35656 Rotary Clubs of the world operate in almost identical style? The primary answer is the Standard Rotary Club Constitution.
One of the conditions to receive a Charter to become a Rotary Club is to accept the Standard Club Constitution, originally adopted in 1922. The Standard Club Constitution outlines administrative techniques for Clubs to follow in holding weekly meetings, procedures of membership and Classifications, conditions of attendance and payment of dues and other policies relating to public issues and political positions.
This constitutional document provides the framework for all Rotary Clubs in the world. When the Standard Club Constitution was accepted, it was agreed that all existing Clubs could continue to follow their current constitution. Although most of those early Clubs have subsequently endorsed the Standard Constitution, a few pre-1922 Clubs still conduct their Club affairs according to their former constitutional provisions.
The Standard Club Constitution has to be considered one of the great strengths of Rotary to enable the organisation to operate in so many thousands of communities.
The mission of rotary foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world advancing, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty.
The foundation is not-for- profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from rotarians and the friends of the foundation who share its vision of a better world.
The rotary foundation is one of the best charitable institutions in the world. For 11 consecutive years, it received the highest four star rating from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S..
An original goal was to allow club members to meet periodically and enlarge their circle of business and professional acquaintances. As members of the oldest service club in service club in the world. Rotarians represent the cross section of their community's business owner, executives, managers, political leaders and professionals-people who make decisions and influence policy.
Club members have many opportunities for humanitarian service, both locally and internationally. Service programs address concerns such as health care, hunger, poverty ,illiteracy and the environment . Rotarians regularly experience in fulfilment that comes from giving back to the community.
Rotary was founded on fellowship, a cornerstone that continues to attract members today. Rotarians like friendships with like minded professionals and club projects provide opportunities to develop enduring friendships. Club members who travel have healthy contact in almost every city of the world.
Rotary sponsors some of the world's largest exchange and educational programs. Rotary club provide innovative training opportunities and mentoring for young leaders and they involve family members in a wide range of social and service activities.
Encouraging high ethical standards and respect for all worthy vocations has been a hallmark of Rotary from its earliest days. In their business and professional lives , Rotarians abide by the Four-way-test .
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