What is Rotary?
"Rotary is an organization of business and professional people united worldwide to provide humanitarian aid, encourage high ethical standards in all professions and promotion of goodwill and peace in the world " (ABC's Rotary C. Docherman)
Organization of Rotary International, which today gathers around 1 million and 200 thousand leaders in their professions, all over the world, founded by Paul Harris, a prominent lawyer from Chicago, in 1905, with some of his friends and colleagues, successful business people from different areas.
Rotarians are guided by four basic principles to achieve the ideal of high ethical standards and service:
ROTARY is an international humanitarian and service organization. People in Rotary are business and professional leaders who voluntarily devote their time to help others in their local communities and in the world. First formulated in 1910. The Object of Rotary is to support and maintain the ideal of service as a condition of any venture.
The classification is based on the idea that the founders wanted to create a team of people from all areas of business, professions and institutions in the community. Classification is a fundamental occupation or activity of the organization for which a Rotarian works or activity carried on by them at their job.
Rotary Club Belgrade realized activities in Rotary’s five avenues of service that are philosophical and practical framework for club operation, as follows:
Four-way test was created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932. The Code of Ethics of the 24 words (in English), which employed in his company had to obey in their business and profession, Rotary 1943. adopted and translated it into more than 100 languages and printed over 1000 different editions of the Four-way test.
For everything that we think, say or do, we need to know the answers to the questions:
Rotary was born in Dearborn Street in downtown Chicago, Illinois, USA, in room 711 - Office of engineer Gas Ler, where was the first meeting of Paul Harris and his friends, where they talked and discussed the idea of a club for professionals and business people.
This important room is dismantled, rebuilt and today is in the world headquarters of Rotary International, in a building with 18 floors and 37, 000 square meters of office space in Evanston, near Chicago.
ROTARY official flag was adopted at the conference in Dallas, Texas, USA, in 1929. The flag is white, and on the middle is the official emblem of Rotary - gear in gold color. Four indentations on the edge of the gear are in royal blue color. Words ROTARY INTERNATIONAL which are located at the top and bottom of the indentations are also gold. Axle and axle the groove are white. The first Rotary flag was erected in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, in January 1915th.
OFFICIAL ROTARY EMBLEM – wheel, gave the Chicago Rotarian Montag Ber. He was engraver by profession and drew the symbol of Rotary: simple wagons wheel with a few lines that marked the dust and movement. Only 1923rd, the organization ROTARY INTERNATIONAL accepted a unique solution to the emblem - gear with 24 teeth and six spokes. A group of engineers has commented on this decision, stating that without the groove, gear can not function. That same year, the solution was added and since then we have an emblem that was officially adopted as the emblem of Rotary International.
RI official anthem was re-engineered march from Beethoven's overtures, which original is:
The first time Rotary adopted the name Rotary International was 1922. Before, it was called the International Organization of Rotary clubs.
PAUL HARRIS FELONY prize was first awarded in 1957. year. This award is granted for donations of more than a thousand dollars.
PolioPlus is Rotary's most widely project which aims to eradicate of poliomyelitis in the world. It implements the protection of children from five other deadly childhood diseases, as indicated by the word, plus''. No other non-governmental organizations has never set itself such an ambitious goal, such as Polio Plus program. This program can be considered the greatest humanitarian projects the world has ever seen.
Rotary Club which first started the meetings each week was the Rotary Club No. 3 in Oakland, California, USA.
ROTARACT was established in 1968. by the decision of Rotary International, and the first club which gather young people with leadership abilities, between the ages of 18 and 30 years, founded the Rotary Club Charlotte North, North California, USA, in 1995.