Mission and Values
Thinking about joining the Dublin-Worthington Rotary? You’d be joining an international organization that values service, personal integrity and strong relationships.
We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.
Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.
OUR CORE VALUES:
- Fellowship and Global Understanding – We build lifelong relationships.
- Ethics and Integrity – We honor our commitments.
- Diversity – We connect diverse perspectives.
- Vocational Expertise, Service and Leadership –We apply our leadership and expertise to solve social issues.
Four guiding principles have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with other Rotarians and the action we take in the world.
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:
- The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
- High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
- The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
- The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
THE FOUR-WAY TEST
This objective is set against the “Rotary 4-way Test”, used to see if a planned action is compatible with the Rotarian spirit. The test was developed by Rotarian and entrepreneur Herbert J. Taylor during the Great Depression as a set of guidelines for restoring faltering businesses and was adopted as the standard of ethics by Rotary in 1942. It has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings. The test is still seen as a standard for ethics in business management:
The Four-Way Test considers the following questions in respect to thinking, saying or doing:
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
ROTARY SERVICE MATTERS
My friend, Vaughn Cook, and I had the very satisfying experience of delivering dictionaries this fall to third graders at Duxbury Park Elementary School on the east side of Columbus. It was part of the Columbus Rotary Foundation’s endowed project to provide dictionaries annually to every third-grade student in the Columbus City School system. Our club also participates in the dictionary project, and our members visit students and teachers in southeastern Ohio. We also help the Columbus Rotary in delivering dictionaries locally.
We showed the students that unlike a cell phone (where they can also look up words), the dictionary doesn’t cost anything for them to have, doesn’t need to be charged, won’t break if it is dropped, and allows them to see more than one word at a time. Plus, there are maps, state capitals, the U.S. Constitution, and the longest word in the dictionary (no, it was not supercalifragilisticexpialidocious – which I spelled and wrote out on the board for them).
The excitement in the students’ eyes was terrific! I’m glad our two clubs and others across the state and country participate in this Rotary service project each year. For me, this experience in service is what Rotary is all about.
JOIN US AT A MEETING.
THEN JOIN US IN SERVICE.