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About Rotary

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What is Rotary?

Rotary is you.

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:

  1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

  2. 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;

  3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business and community life;

  4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.


Areas of Focus


Promote Peace


Providing Clean Water

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Supporting Education

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Fight Disease


Save Mothers and Children

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Grow Local Economies

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The 4-way test

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:

Of the things we think, say or do


  • Is it the TRUTH?

  • Is it FAIR to all concerned?


  • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

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Rotary Peace Milestones

For over a century, Rotarians have helped shape the world to become a better place. Here are some of our achievements that defined history.

History of Rotary Clubs in Hong Kong

The first Rotary Club of Hong Kong continues to work for peace in your community.

The Rotary Club of Hong Kong (香港扶輪社) was created by the third Vice-President of rotary International, James W. Davidson
(禮密臣). The Club was admitted to Rotary International on 20 February 1931.

In its history, the Club provided clinics, amenities and training opportunities for the underprivileged, supported other charitable organisations, and provided scholarships to help prospective scholars. The Club’s list of achievements is long and impressive.


The Club still exists today. It is currently one of many similar Rotary Clubs that together form District 3450 of Rotary International.