What is Rotary?  What is it all about?  Rotarians of many countries arise to make answer, but no two answers are alike.  Is there no common accord? Yes, there is one; it is like the rumble of a great organ, the roar of a distant sea breaking on the beach.  Beneath Rotary's many and varied activities, there is the unchanging undertone of goodwill, goodwill, goodwill.  On this anniversary, my hope is for the continued advancement of goodwill between men and nations.  I have no higher hope, nor do I know of one.

Message on Rotary's 39th Birthday