A brief overview of each of the four courses.

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"Come Join Us" song captures the work of Rotary


By Arnold R. Grahl 


The song and video bring the energy of Rotary into the contemporary music scene," says professional speaker and songwriter Jerry Mills . "

To see this all come together has been both humbling and profoundly fulfilling."


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Rotary Leader


Rotary Leader is a multimedia, online publication featuring practical information and links to help club and district officers meet the challenges they face every day.

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Course Description



Course Description



Level One - Rotary Basics


-focuses on the organization of Rotary. It promotes understanding of Rotary Basics and is an excellent platform to launch a meaningful Rotary experience.


Level Two - Rotary Club Operations
(Club Ops)


- is designed to provide information on the structure, operations and functioning of healthy and effective Rotary Clubs as well as the training and development of future Rotary leaders.


Level Three - Rotary District Operations
(District Ops)


- encompasses a comprehensive view of the anatomy of the Rotary District. It provides greater understanding of the function of the District Leadership and operations as well as the interaction of the individual Rotary Clubs with the District support team, Zone leadership and Rotary International.


Level Four - Rotary Advanced Studies
(Global Ops)


– highlights an in depth, sophisticated view of Rotary International, its structure, policies and procedures, its interaction with Rotary Clubs, Districts, Zones and other international organizations, its global impact and its involvement in world affairs.




– is earned upon completion of all four levels whereas graduates will then receive their diploma from Rotary University Southwest, providing recognition for their commitment to world peace and understanding and to the Object of Rotary.

Rotarians with less than three (3) years of service are first required to complete Level One – Rotary Basics (Basics).