The main objective of Rotary is service in the community, in
the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community
service projects that address many of today's most critical
issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment,
illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth,
educational opportunities and international exchanges for students,
teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career
development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.
Today, 1.26 million Rotarians belong to some 31,000 Rotary clubs
in more than 163 countries.