WHAT IS ROTARY INTERNATIONAL?
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
Rotary is the world’s first service club. The first Rotary club was founded in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on February 23, 1905
Rotary is some 1.2 million service-minded men and women belonging to over 35,000 Rotary clubs in virtually every nation in the world.
Rotarians meet weekly for fellowship and interesting and informative programs dealing with topics of local and global importance. Membership is by invitation, and reflects a wide cross-section of community representation.
Rotarians plan and carry out a remarkable variety of humanitarian, educational and cultural exchange programs that touch people’s lives in their local communities and the world community.
Rotary is The Rotary Foundation, which each year provides some US $60 million for international scholarships, cultural exchanges, and humanitarian projects large and small that improve the quality of life for millions of people.
Rotary is Polio Plus, Rotary’s commitment to work with national and international health organizations on the goal of polio eradication. More than two billion children in the developing nations have been immunized against polio through Polio Plus grants.
Rotary is …. SERVICE ABOVE SELF.