Resources for Clubs


Code of Conduct



 One of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The 4-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. This 24-word code of ethics for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy.

The Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  • FIRST   The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND   High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD   The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH   The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. 

Online Resources

Resources for Club Management
[Most are downloads from  Rotary International or Rotary Australia]

Policy and Procedure


Insurance Information

The District, Clubs, Rotarians, their partners and volunteers are covered by the Rotary National Insurance Program. Insurance is available for officially constituted Rotary activities.
For details or questions on whether a particular event is covered, please contact the District Insurance Officer.

Copy of Insurance Certificate of Currency will be available for each club on request. These are needed by some organisations (e.g. Councils) .for staging events,

District Insurance Officer
Rotarian Paul Swifte, Rotary Club of Hobart)
(M)  0400 875 835

Prior to holding an event it is a requirement for insurance purposes that you assess the risks of your activity. These forms will assist you with such a check.

To obtain a copy of the insurance policy and to obtain risk management forms check here

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Useful Contacts

  • District Administration/ Club Service Director PAG Robin THOMPSON, (Glenys) Scottsdale (H) 6352 7219  (M) 0408 129 371 is concerned with the practicalities of administering the District and Rotary Clubs.
  • Assistance to Clubs with legal inquiries regarding Rotary matters. PP Ross Hart [Ann] Launceston, PO Box 1378 ,   Launceston TAS 7250 (H) 6343 0858 (F) 6343 0858 (M) 0418 133 116
  • Insurance matters District Insurance Officer. Paul Swifte
  • Rotary Leadership Institute: Provides Rotarians with personnel development and leadership training in a supportive environment. Training sessions are conducted by well trained facilitators covering a range of Rotary programs and projects. PDG James Wilcox Longford

My Rotary on Rotary International Website

Manage your email subscriptions, register for meetings, and access other member benefits. Club leaders can also

  • Update membership records* and club data with Rotary
  • Report next year’s officers (by 31 December)
  • Report club goals and achievements via Rotary Club Central
  • Print the Semi Annual Report (SAR) and pay club dues to Rotary (July/January)
    • Utilize the online Official Directory