Service Above Self

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 indeed Service Above Self.

The Rotary Foundation

Although Rotary clubs develop autonomous service programs, all Rotarians worldwide are united in a campaign for the global eradication of polio. In the 1980's, Rotarians raised $240 million to immunize the children of the world; by 2005, Rotary's centenary year and the target date for the certification of a polio-free world, the PolioPlus  program  had contributed in excess of $500 million to this cause. In addition, Rotary provided an army of volunteers to promote and assist at national immunization days in polio-endemic countries around the world.

Rotary International is a not-for-profit corporation that promotes world understanding through international humanitarian service programs and educational and cultural exchanges. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and others who share its vision of a better world. Since 1947, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.1 billion in humanitarian and educational grants, which are initiated and administered by local Rotary clubs and districts worldwide.

Object of Rotary

Our mission is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  1. 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.
  2. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life.
  3. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.

More than 33,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas.

District 7190 consists of 41 Rotary Clubs in the 9 country region in Upstate New York. 


What is Rotary ?


The Colonie Guilderland Rotary Meets the first 4 Tuesdays of each month at 12:15

Lunch Meetings are held at the
Beltrone Living Center
6 Winners Circle
Albany, NY 12205

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