Declaration for Rotarians in
Businesses and Professions

The 1989 Council on Legislation adopted the following declaration for Rotarians in businesses and professions:

As a Rotarian engaged in a business or profession, I am expected to:

  1. Consider my vocation to be another opportunity to serve;

  2. Be faithful to the letter and to the spirit of the ethical codes of my vocation, to the laws of my country, and to the moral standards of my community;

  3. Do all in my power to dignify my vocation and to promote the highest ethical standards in my chosen vocation;

  4. Be fair to my employer, employees, associates, competitors, customers, the public, and all those with whom I have a business or professional relationship;

  5. Recognize the honor and respect due to all occupations which are useful to society;

  6. Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in my community;

  7. Adhere to honesty in my advertising and in all representations to the public concerning my business or profession;

  8. Neither seek from nor grant to a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship.