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Five Avenues of Service - Overview
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Five Avenues of Service - Overview



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 five primary areas.  These are often referred to as the Five Avenues of Service.


Club Service

This “Avenue” promotes the development of
acquaintance as an opportunity for service.  It involves the activities
necessary to make the Club function successfully and achieve its goals.

Click here to find out more about Club Service at King of Prussia Rotary.


Vocational Service

This area represents the opportunity that each
Rotarian has to represent the dignity and utility of one’s vocation as an
opportunity to serve society.  Rotarians promote and foster high ethical
standards in business and professions and promote the recognition of the
worthiness of all useful occupations.

Click here to find out more about Vocational Service at King of Prussia Rotary.


Community Service

This “Avenue” relates to the activities that
Rotarians undertake to improve the quality of life in their community. 
Particular emphasis is given to helping children, needy families, the aged, the
handicapped, and those most in need of assistance.  Rotarians strive to
promote the ideal of service in their personal, business, and community lives.

Click here to find out more about Community Service at King of Prussia Rotary.


International Service

In this area, Rotarians strive for the
advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world
fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of
service.  International Service Projects are designed to meet the
humanitarian needs of people in many lands, with particular emphasis on the
most underprivileged children and families in developing countries.

Click here to find out more about International Service at King of Prussia Rotary.


Youth Service

Rotarians have long been committed to serving
youth in their communities. This service avenue is a recent addition and
includes youth and young adult programs: Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth
Leadership Awards (RYLA), and Rotary Youth Exchange. Thee represent an
investment in the future of Rotary by involving these groups in community
service projects.

Click here  to find out more about Youth Service at King of Prussia Rotary.


Information on this page came from the
following sources:

The Object of Rotary page on the Rotary International web site

The ABCs of Rotary by Clifford L. Dochterman, published by Rotary International.