Service Above Self
Service Above Self conveys the spirit of Rotary and is one of two mottoes officially adopted by Rotary International.  Nevada City Rotary proudly serves both locally and globally through a multitude of projects, partnerships, scholarships, and other initiatives.

Rotary's Vision statement


The Four-Way Test

Guiding principles we share with Rotarians around the world include The Four-Way Test.  One of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics, The Four-Way Test 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 facing bankruptcy. This 24-word test 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 Four-Way Test was adopted by Rotary in 1943.


What we do

Rotary is dedicated to causes that build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.

Learn more at About Rotary.