The Quai d’Orsay Paris Rotary club in Rotary International
1 – Rotary International
Rotary International is the oldest service clubs organizations in the world. Created February 23rd, 1905, Rotary International is today:
- 100 years
- 32,000 clubs
- 520 Regional Districts
- 166 countries
- 1.2 million women and men leaders in their field and united in a humanistic spirit for educational and humanitarian actions.
- in France: 34,000 Rotarians, 1,000 clubs and 20 districts
The International President, whose nationality changes every year, is assisted by a central committee of 17 members. Rortary International aims to cultivate the ideal of service and engage on the basis of four principles:
- Serve the public interest
- Observe high ethical standards in business and professions
- Apply the ideal of service in professional life
- Advancing international understanding
These 4 service paths flow from the 4 Questions Criterion (The Four Way Test) created in 1932 by Herbert J Taylor, who will implement the principles of Rotary Ethics in 1945. This is what he said:
“In light of what we think, say or do: Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and create better friendships? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?”
It is good for every Rotarian to make a decision and go to bed at night having answered yes to all these questions.
Each year, the annual Rotary International Convention brings together thousands of Rotarians around the world. The next annual convention will be held in May 2016 in Seoul (South Korea), the last (June 2015) was in Sao Paolo. An annual convention is an opportunity to better assess the impact of Rotary International but also:
- Discover other clubs Rotary projects and identify possible partners for international equities or exchange.
- Tweaking your knowledge during plenary sessions and workshops on PolioPlus and Rotary Foundation programs.
- Expand your network by making the knowledge of leaders and other Rotarians.
Rotary International is also:
- Large humanitarian operations every continent, in every country and city
- The Rotary Centers for Peace Studies which 1 is Sciences-Po in Paris
- Rotaract, a programme dedicated to Youth from 18 to 30
- RYLA (training seminars) for Young Professionals
- GSE (Group Study Exchange) in several countries
- The Students Exchange (Youth Exchange between countries for Studies)
- The Rotarians Youth Day
- The International Summer Meetings for Young people
- The Rotary International Studies Scholarships
- The Rotary Foundation
More information on: http://www.rotary.org
2 – District 1660
The Rotary Club Paris Quai d’Orsay is part of District 1660, which includes more than 2,100 members in more than 60 clubs. A district is an administrative grouping of clubs. Its purpose is to help clubs advance Rotary’s mission.
More information on: http://www.rotary1660.org
3 – Twin clubs
As an active member of the community, the Rotary Club Paris Quai d’Orsay maintains twinning with several clubs around the world and especially with:
- RC of Roma “Olgiata”
- RC Los Angeles “Wilshire”
- RC Berlin “Gendarmenmarkt”
Discover the websites of our twin clubs: