International Service Committee

International Service

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A foundation for peace is built of many small effort to advance understanding and goodwill among people of different nations and to improve the quality of life. Rotary International regards the building blocks of International Service as: special international observances and events; international meetings; international educational and cultural activities; The Rotary Foundation; and World Community Service.

Rotary International's formal commitment to International Service began in 1921, when it was incorporated into the Object of Rotary. The fourth Avenue of Service had begun unofficially in 1914, when clubs in England and Ireland housed Belgian refugees, one of a huge range of activities that transcend national boundaries.

International Service Committees Your goal should be to involve every club member in an activity that emphasizes our common humanity. The ideal ways is through joint projects with Rotarians in other lands. However, many worthwhile International Service projects involve Rotarians working with government or private agencies.