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Rotary is one of the largest and most influential humanitarian service organizations in the world


There are 1.2 million Rotary members worldwide who belong to more than 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.  Rotary has served the needs of communities worldwide since 1905.

Rotary’s motto is Service Above Self.  Rotary members work together to improve their local communities.

Rotary is dedicated to fostering world peace and understanding through an array of humanitarian and educational programs.  Rotary programs address the underlying causes of conflict such as poverty, illiteracy, hunger, drought and disease.

Rotary’s top philanthropic goal is to eradicate polio worldwide.

Rotary is a global network of business and professional leaders

Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women

Members meet to plan local and international service projects and, in the process, build friendships and enlarge their circle of business and professional acquaintances.

Rotary clubs are non-political, non-religious, and open to all cultures, races and creeds.

By volunteering their skills in community service projects, Rotary members have the opportunity to connect with members in other countries, which enhances their professional network, career development, and cross cultural understanding