What Does Rotary Do?
"Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a secular organization open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. There are 34,282 member clubs worldwide. 1.2 million individuals called Rotarians have joined these clubs."
That is what Wikipedia says, but Rotary in general, and Madison Rotary Club specifically, is more than that...
Avenues of Service
The Object of Rotary is to “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.” Rotary is a service organization. Since 1910, the Rotary Motto has been “Service Above Self.” Rotary strives to achieve its objective of “Service Above Self” through activities in four primary areas. These are often referred to as the Four Avenues of Service.
Areas of Focus
Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.
The Rotary Club of Madison is involved in many community and international efforts in an attempt to better the quality of life of everyone we touch. We support these activities with our labor, our minds, and our money. However, we cannot do it alone. Many businesses and families believe in our cause and support us with financial and in-kind donations. We appreciate them and encourage you to support them as well.