SERTOMA International Code of Ethics
my allegiance to God and to my country. I believe in the everlasting
endurance of my country through law and order.
BELIEVE in The Sertoma Club and its principles of cooperation,
friendship and mutual helpfulness.
PLEDGE myself as follows: To realize that I am a business or
professional person ambitious to succeed, but that I am first an ethical
person and wish no success that is not founded on the highest justice
and morality. To use my greatest endeavor to elevate the standard of the
calling in which I am engaged and to conduct myself in such a way that
others may find it wise, profitable and conducive to happiness to follow
my example. To understand that one of the greatest assets of the
business and professional person is friendship and that true friends
demand nothing of one another. To abuse the confidence of friendship is
unethical and not in keeping with the principles of true cooperation, as
adhered to by Sertoma International.
THE SERTOMA CLUB exists for the high and noble purpose of benefiting
man-kind at large. True Sertoma spirit is not competitive. All real
Sertomans live up to the belief that true cooperation is not confined to
the limits of the Sertoma Club but should extend to the limits of the
THE EMBLEM is a badge of true fellowship, assistance and friendship, and
will always stand as an ever-present reminder of the great strength of
those united, and the frail weakness of the separated. The Roman fasces
ever recalls the ancient lesson of the bundle of branches which it was
impossible to break when bound together, but was easily destroyed when
separated. It is the hope that Sertoma clubs be bound closely together
in the spirit of cooperation, fellowship and good will in Sertoma
Internation, that they will be an unbreakable power for good,
advancement, helpfulness and strength in every community.
FINALLY, I believe that the dignity and character of industry can be
sustained and improved by Sertoma International, to which I fully pledge
my support, and will so administer my affairs as to reflect credit on
this great organization.