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GUIDING PRINCIPLES

These principles have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world.

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:

  • FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND: 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;
  • THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

THE FOUR-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

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

PAST PRESIDENTS

  • Larry Rear * · 1966-68
  • Biff Buckaloo * · 1968-69
  • Ken Ricksecker * · 1969-70
  • Sandy Sandbothe * · 1970-71
  • Ted Hodlerness * · 1971-72
  • Art Williams * · 1972-73
  • Al Nichols * · 1973-74
  • Rod Holden · 1974-75
  • Don Carpenter * · 1975-76
  • Deb Kelly * · 1976-77
  • Joe Lovewell * · 1977-78
  • John Wolff · 1978-79
  • Paul Tay · 1979-80
  • Jack Bishoff * · 1980-81
  • Bud Wehe * · 1981-82
  • Ed Schleiger * · 1983-84
  • Blaker Herod · 1984-85
  • Ray Dexter · 1985-86
  • Erich Schmid . 1986-87
  • Hank Bamman * · 1988-89
  • James O’Brian · 1989-90
  • Richard Starrett · 1990-91
  • Charlie Weikel * · 1991-92
  • Fred Rzeplinski * · 1992-93
  • Don Tucker . 1993- 94
  • John McConathy * · 1994-95
  • Greg Panichello · 1995-96
  • Frank Engelhardt . 1996-98
  • Fran Tucker · 1998-99
  • Barry Weiss  · 1999-2000
  • Joe Sparks . 2000-01
  • Paul Selchau . 2001-02
  • Jim Palmer  · 2002-03
  • Eric Harter  · 2003-04
  • Harold Hauck · 2004-05
  • Susan Weaver · 2005-06
  • Ron Eich . 2006-07
  • Jack Zahnheiser · 2007-08
  • Jerry Karabensh · 2008-09
  • Dean Watson · 2009-10
  • Guenter Riegler – 2010-2011
  • Tom Honer –  2011-2012
  • Ladonna McDonald – 2012-2013
  • Rich Brandis – 2013-2014
  • John Cottle – 2014-2015
  • Jody Stickels – 2015-2016
  • Gary Hopper – 2016-2017

*Deceased