What is Rotary?

Rotary is an organisation of businessmen and professionals associated throughout the world for the purpose of providing humanitarian aid, supporting high ethical standards in all professions, and improving benevolence and peace in the world.

The initiator of Rotary idea Paul Harris, a humanist from Chicago, organised and established the first Rotary club on 23rd February 1905. Paul Harris became the first chairmen of the world organisation Rotary International in 1910.

There are more than 29.000 Rotary clubs in 140 countries world-wide. Different languages, cultures and religions are not obstacles for spreading the human ideas of rotary belonging.

One of the most quoted messages in the field of business ethics is a "Rotary four question test". All Rotary club members know this message and have to follow it:

Rotary principles

  1. Is it true?
  2. Is it fair to everybody?
  3. Will it lead to benevolence and better friendships?
  4. Will it be useful for everybody?

huang-gary K.R. Ravindran, President, Rotary International 2015-2016
wolfgang-stalzer Gerhard Hellmann, Governor, District 1910, 2015-2016
dejan-todorovic Dejan Todorović, Predsjednik, Rotary Club Banja Luka, 2015-2016