Ever wonder what Rotary is?

Want to know who we are and what we are about?

 

Rotary is a volunteer organization of 1.2 million business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace.  About 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas conduct projects to address today's challenges - including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns - while encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations. As the world's largest private provider of international scholarships, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International helps more than 1,000 students annually to study abroad and serve as cultural ambassadors.

 

Founded in Chicago in 1905 as the world's first volunteer service organization, Rotary quickly expanded around the globe. Today, club members meet weekly to plan service projects, discuss community and international issues, and enjoy fellowship.  Clubs are nonpolitical and open to every race, culture, and creed.

 

Locally, the Rotary Club of Merrimack has been involved in the Lighting of Reeds Ferry Field, building of Kids Kove, annually all Fourth of July Festivities including the Pancake breakfast, Parade, the Midway, and the Fireworks.

 

The Merrimack Club also organizes and runs the Rabies Clinic and sells Christmas Trees annually.  All proceeds from these activities go back to the Merrimack Community.