Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.
Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary members have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.
Our motto: Service Above Self
For more than 110 years, our guiding principles have been the foundation of our values: service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership.
What we do
Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. We are one of 35,000+ clubs that work together to:
- Promote peace
- Fight disease
- Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
- Empower mothers and children
- Support education
- Grow local economies
We work differently
We see differently: Our multidisciplinary perspective helps us see challenges in unique ways.
We think differently: We apply leadership and expertise to social issues — and find unique solutions.
We act responsibly: Our passion and perseverance create lasting change.
We make a difference at home and around the world: Our members can be found in your community and across the globe.
The FOUR – WAY TEST of the things we think, say, and do
This is a test used by Rotarians world-wide as a moral code for personal and business relationships. The test can be applied to almost any aspect of life.
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?
We are connected across Iowa and worldwide
Rotary Clubs have an incredible impact here in Iowa and across the world. Our Dubuque club often works in collaboration with both our District area clubs and Rotary International.
For more information on Rotary Clubs in our District, visit district5970.org.
For more information on Rotary International, visit rotary.org.