Rotary Club of Ann Arbor
MI - Michigan
About Rotary Club of Ann Arbor
The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor is a well-known service club for service-minded individuals in Ann Arbor. Service to others and our community has been our mission since the club was founded in 1916.
The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor also supports the global effort to eradicate polio and malaria worldwide through Rotary International’s End Polio Now and Rotarian Malaria Partners programs. Our membership now stands at more than 250 members. We are one of the largest Rotary clubs in the state of Michigan and among the 35,000 Rotary clubs worldwide.
To get a better feel for our club and what we’re up to, check out our brochure and 2019-2020 Annual Report.
Archival content on our club can be found on our old website annarborrotary.org.
More about the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor
“Service Above Self” and “One Profits Most Who Serves Best”
A One-Sentence Definition of Rotary
An organization of service-minded individuals united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
The Mission Statement for Rotary International
“Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”
The Object of Rotary
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 by each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
The application of the ideal of service in every Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world of fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
Rotary’s Four-Way Test
Of the things we think, say or do:
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
The Five Avenues of Service
Club Service, Vocational Service, Community Service, Youth Service, and International Service are Rotary’s philosophical cornerstones and the foundation of club activity.