Rotary’s popularity spread throughout the United States and beyond. By 1921, Rotary clubs had been formed on six continents and the name Rotary International was adopted a year later.
As Rotary grew, its mission expanded beyond serving the professional and social interests of club members. Rotarians began pooling their resources and contributing their talents to help serve communities in need. The organization’s dedication to this ideal is best expressed in its principal motto: Service Above Self.
Rotary later also embraced a code of ethics, called “The 4-Way Test”, which has been translated into hundreds of languages.
From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned
with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One
of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business
ethics is The Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian
Herbert J. Taylor for his company and adopted by Rotary in 1943.
It asks the following four questions of the things we think, say or do:
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular:
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Theodore Heinrich Wulur
Benny Tjia/Taufik Nugraha
Till Freyer/Wira Sudjaja