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Rotary Club of New Bedford Mission




The Rotary Club of New Bedford is comprised of local business and community professionals who care about our community. The club’s main objective is to serve the Greater New Bedford community. This is done by participating in community service projects and raising money to donate to those in need. The Rotary Club of New Bedford is one of more than 33,000 clubs in over 200 countries, serving the community of Greater New Bedford and the world. The Club’s core guiding philosophy is “Service Above Self.”




Rotary International Mission – Official Definition of Rotary


“Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.”



Rotary International Motto


“Service Above Self” – explains Rotary’s philosophy of unselfish volunteer service.