Rotary International District 6270
Serving 58 clubs in Southeastern Wisconsin, USA
Our nearly 2,500 members represent leaders from all walks of life. Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create positive, lasting change. We do this across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy.
Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.
The world today is not the same as it was when Rotary was founded in 1905. Demographics have shifted, the pace of change has accelerated, and technology has created new opportunities for connection and service.
What hasn’t changed is a need for the values that define Rotary: 
  • Fellowship
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Service
  • Leadership
By honoring our past and embracing our future, we can evolve and keep Rotary not only relevant but thriving.
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 of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
  • the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
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