The third element of the Rotarian Code of Conduct reads “As a Rotarian, I will use my professional skills through Rotary to mentor young people, help those with special needs, and improve people’s quality of life in my community and in the world.”

 

Rotarians come from all walks of life, and are focused on taking action to use their skills and expertise to help others. That’s why we’re known as People of Action. This derives directly from one of the Objects of Rotary, which is to apply the ideal of service in one’s personal, business, and community life. 

Rotarians put their professional skills into action by talking about their profession to others in their club while learning about other members’ skills, using their skills to service and improve a community, behaving ethically through words and actions, helping young people achieve their career goals, and guiding and encouraging others in their professional development. Vocational service, in which Rotarians use their skills to mentor young people, help those with special needs, and improve people’s quality of life, is the essence of Rotary and serves as the foundation from which Rotarians serve communities both locally and around the world.

 

The Rotarian Code of Conduct: 

 

As a Rotarian, I will:

1.  Act with integrity and high ethical standards in my personal and professional life;

2.  Deal fairly with others and treat them and their occupations with respect;

3.   Use my professional skills through Rotary to mentor young people, help those with  special needs, and improve people’s quality of life in my community and in the world;

4.  Avoid behavior that reflects adversely on Rotary or other Rotarians.

5.  Help maintain a harassment-free environment in Rotary meetings, events, and activities; report any suspected harassment; and help ensure non-retaliation to those individuals that report harassment.

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