Abbey Hawthorne, of the Rotaract Club of Arizona State University, USA, took part in Rotary’s Connecting for Good Tour, a two-week tour of 14 cities in six states on the U.S. West Coast. At each stop, they joined fellow Rotary members and other service groups to work on community projects. Goleta, California, USA, 11 November 2016. Find the story in "The Rotarian," April 2017.
About Us

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:

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.

The 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

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Five Areas of Focus

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 An Introduction to Vocational Service and the Code of Conduct.
  • 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 Communities in Action: A Guide to Effective Projects.
  • 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 InteractRotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange.
From Our Experience

News and Articles

Regional Crisis Response Team
Kirkland News

Regional Crisis Response Agency (RCR)

Kirkland is revolutionizing community mental health care with two key initiatives: the launch of the Regional Crisis Response Agency (RCR) for coordinated emergency responses and the opening of a comprehensive behavioral health crisis center in Totem Lake. These projects highlight Kirkland’s commitment to improving mental health services and support, ensuring accessible, compassionate care for all residents, and setting a new standard in community health and well-being.

High Five Zamboni
Kirkland Events


Despite the overcast skies, the Rotary Club of Kirkland Downtown’s Dog Social at St. Edwards Park was a heartwarming success. Members and community members, accompanied by their furry friends like Kathy Oskouian’s Zamboni, Kris Griffith’s Twinkles, and Margaret Barker’s Scout, braved the weather for a day of bonding and exploration. Laughter filled the air as they traversed the park’s trails, showcasing the unbreakable bond between humans and their canine companions.

International Project


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