Service Projects

UA Rotary is proud to touch the lives of those who live in Upper Arlington, as well as throughout the City of Columbus and around the world. We have rallied our time, energy and dollars to support such important programs as West Broad Elementary School, the Homeless Families Foundation, UA High School Interact Club, Miller Park Gazebo and World Peace Scholars.

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Five Avenues of Service

The Object of Rotary is to “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.”€  Rotary is a service organization.”  Since 1910, the Rotary Motto has been “Service Above Self.”€ Rotary strives to achieve it’s objective of  “Service Above Self€” through activities in five primary areas. These are often referred to as the “Five Avenues of Service”.

Club Service

This “Avenue”€ promotes the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service, which helps make the club stronger.  It involves the activities necessary to make the Club function successfully and achieve its goals.  A thriving clues is anchored by strong relationships.

Vocational Service

This area represents the opportunity that each Rotarian has to represent the dignity and utility of one’s vocation as an opportunity to serve society.  Rotarians promote and foster high ethical standards in business and professions and promote the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations. Vocational service call on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problem and needs of society.

Community Service

This “Avenue”€ relates to the activities that Rotarians undertake to improve the quality of life in their community.  Particular emphasis is given to helping children, needy families, the aged, the handicapped, and those most in need of assistance. Rotarians strive to promote the ideal of “Service Above Self” in their personal, business, and community lives.

International Service

In this area, Rotarians strive for the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.  International Service projects are designed to meet the humanitarian needs of people in many lands, with particular emphasis on the most underprivileged children and families in developing countries.

Youth Service

This area recognized the positive change implemented by youth and young adult through leadership development activities as RYLA, Rotaract and Interact, service projects, and creating international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.


Information on this page came from the following sources:
The Object of Rotary” page on the” Rotary International web site
The ABCs of Rotary” by Clifford L. Dochterman, published by Rotary International