Rotary Service

Indy Progressive Rotary works to help our nonprofit community. With many members in the nonprofit world and others who serve on boards, we are committed to share our experiences and our expertise to help others.

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.

The Four-Way Test

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:

Of the things we think, say or do

Is it the TRUTH?

Is it FAIR to all concerned?


Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Avenues of Service

We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.

Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.

Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. Learn more in An Introduction to Vocational Service and the Code of Conduct.

Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest. Learn more in Communities in Action: A Guide to Effective Projects.

International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.

Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as Interact, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange.

Meet Ms. Soraya Aziz Souleymane


Meet Ms. Soraya, our Speaker (August 22, 2016, at 6:00PM)

Please bring a friend to hear a special guest from the D R Congo.

Ms. Soraya Aziz Souleymane hails from the Eastern and Central areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ms. Soraya has master’s degrees in Development Studies from Sussex, UK and in International Relations from CAM in Kenya.

She works on the enforcement of values such as social justice and democracy in the use of natural resources on the D R Congo. She promotes participation and citizen engagement in natural resources governance. Her special focus is on women and children. She is also an active member of the Lions Club in Kinshasa.

Ms. Soraya is the founder Nyota, a nonprofit organization that is working in natural resources governance. Since March 2016, she is its Executive Director. She was the Deputy Director of the Carter Center. Ms. Soraya was also a fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership.

She is a great speaker and motivator.

Ms. Soraya is currently attending a workshop in the USA, on transparency and accountability in government.

We have Service Opportunities

Thanks to our newest member Darren Slack allowing us to join his group’s activities we can be of service at least 4 times a month.  If you are not familiar with Pro(ACT) Community Partnerships you should go check it out. Here is a link to the calendar we will try to let you know about these as they come up, but please try to make as many as you can.

This is a great chance for us to make a difference here in Indy.