What is Rotary and Why Join Us?

If you'd like to know more about Rotary, our club and Rotarians we hope the information below will help. There is a form at the end if you would like to contact us.

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 What is Rotary and who are Rotarians?

Rotary is an international service club and ours, the Rotary Club of Banbury Cherwell, is just one of more than 32,000 Rotary individual clubs operating in over 200 countries. The members of all these autonomous clubs are called Rotarians, and together they form a global network of 1.2 million business and professional leaders, all volunteering their time and talents to serve their communities and the world. Individual Rotaries belong, in turn, to the global association called Rotary International.

If you browse the "Other Links" menu options you will learn much about Rotary. Our hope is that you'll see that Rotary is a great way for you to provide service to others. You can also take a look at this video  called Why Rotary? 

The Object of Rotary

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 worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

Third: The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his 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 service.

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