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 world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The Rotary 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

Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Avenues of Service

We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.
  • Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.
  • Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. Learn more in  and the .
  • Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest. Learn more in and this
  • International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.
  • Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as , , , and

Benefits of Membership

Belonging to a Rotary club provides members with an opportunity to make a contribution to their own communities and to communities around the world. 

Members may join Rotary for many reasons, including community involvement, personal development, professional networking and camaraderie with fellow members.

But perhaps the most important benefit is the satisfaction gained from making a real difference in the world. 

If you are interested in learning more about Rotary or becoming a member of our Rotary Club, contact Helene Pizzini, the Membership Chair, at or 310-519-0296.

Members in Action

Kids entranced at our first annual Community Reading Day loved the book The Pirate That Was Afraid of Everything and the performance its authors, Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White, put on. We distributed over 500 books to nearly 75 kids without access to books in their homes.

LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino distributes Student of the Month awards to some of our city's most fabulous students! Along with the recognition, we award each student a small scholarship to support their college ambitions.

As Rotarians, we live by the motto: Work Hard, Play Hard! Here we have long time Rotarians with our own LA Dodgers mascot!

Rotarians support individuals, organizations, and causes more generally. Here, over 1000 Rotarians from across the SoCal region attend the 2015 Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies at the LA Coliseum to support 6500 athletes from 165 countries in their 25 respective Olympic-type sports.

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