About Rotary

What Is Rotary?

Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. Rotarians contribute time and expertise to make a difference – helping those who need it and encouraging youth to reach their potential.

Rotary Belize

Causes We Support

Rotary's 7 Areas Of Focus

Rotary is dedicated to seven areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.

Ending Polio

Over the last 35 years, Rotary members, working with communities around the world, have contributed more than US$2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to the fight to end polio.

Together we fight to end polio.

Disaster Response

The Rotary Disaster Response supports relief and recovery efforts in areas that have been affected by natural disasters. Your gift helps Rotary clubs provide recovery and support rebuilding efforts wherever the need is greatest.

See how we've assisted in our community's recovery and rebuilding efforts.

Want to help Belizean communities recover?

Want to help communities recover? Contribute towards Rotary's Disaster Response Fund.

Our Mission

We provide Service to others, promote Integrity, and advance world Understanding, Goodwill, and Peace through our Friendship of business, professional, and community Leaders.

Vision Statement

Together, we see a world where People unite and take action to Create lasting Change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Rotary's Guiding Priciples

Object Of Rotary


The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;


High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;


The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;


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

The 4 Way Test

The Four-Way Test is Rotary’s unique approach and process to address conflicts, solve problems and make decisions to achieve desired outcomes. It can help us be more successful in reaching mutually beneficial, sustainable and scalable solutions.

Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.

It asks the following four questions: “Of the things we think, say or do:

Is it the TRUTH?

Is it FAIR to all concerned?


Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Avenues Of Service

We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.

Club Service

Focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.

Vocational Service

Calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society.

Community Service

Encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest. 

International Service

Exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.

Youth Service

Recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs.

Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation is supported solely by contributions from the public, Rotary members and friends of the Foundation.

Those contributions, gifts and donations are transformed into service projects that change the lives of thousands of people across the world.

With 91% of funds spent on the programmes and projects it delivers, The Rotary Foundation, based at the Rotary Headquarters in Illinois, USA, is globally recognised for its financial efficiency, accountability and transparency.

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