Welcome to the Rotary Club of West Bloomfield, Michigan USA
We are "Service Above Self"
Rotary Brings together people like you - from all walks of life-who want to use their expertise for good. People whose Sense of responsibility inspires them to give back to their communities.
At ROTARY, we connect for good and form lifelong friendships in the process.
Together, we empower youth, improve health, promote peace and advance our communities in all corners of the globe. With 1.5 million members in 34,000 clubs worldwide, our community's impact has never been greater- and it continues to grow.
Together we make great things happen.
The object of Rotary is to encourage & 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.
This objective is set against the "Rotary 4-way Test," used to see if a planned action is compatible with the Rotarian spirit. The test was developed by Rotarian and entrepreneur Herbert J. Taylor during the Great Depression as a set of guidelines for restoring faltering businesses and was adopted as the standard of ethics by Rotary in 1942. It is still seen as a standard for ethics in business management:
The 4-Way Test considers the following questions in respect to thinking, saying or doing:
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?