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Global Citizens

As a member of Oakland Rotary Club, you also are a member of Rotary International -- a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.

Our Shared Values

Rotary’s motto is "Service Above Self", reflecting our shared values of service, fellowship, diversity, integrity and leadership. To see the principles that shape all that we do, including the Four-Way Test, click here.

Our Causes

For more than 110 years, Rotarians worldwide have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end. Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:

  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies

For more about Rotary's efforts in these six areas, including our 30+ year commitment to eradicate polio, click here.