What is Rotary?

Rotary International is a global network of 1.2 million members who serve others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. These are the 7 Areas of Focus Rotarians serve:

Promote Peace

Rotarians serve to promote peace through conflict resolution

Fight Disease

Rotarians serve to improve health of their community

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Rotarians serve to provide communities access to clean drinking water

Save Mothers & Children

Rotarians serve to improve the health of mothers and children

Support Education

Rotarians serve to improve literacy through access to education

Grow Local Economies

Rotarians serve to create new economic opportunities in the community

Support the Environment

Rotarians serve to preserve and protect our environment at home and around the world

Is Rotary for Me?

World's First Service Organization

Rotary began in Chicago, Illinois on February 23, 1905. Over 100 years later, we’re still committed to improving the world around us, one project at a time.

Inclusive Membership

Anyone can be a Rotarian. Rotary membership is open to everyone regardless of race, gender, orientation or religion. The only requirement for membership is a desire to help make a difference.

Build Lifelong Friendships

Rotary is an opportunity to build relationships with fellow members by experiencing the personal fulfillment of serving our community.

Global Community

Rotary is a community of 1.2 million members in 166 countries. As a Rotarian, you can visit any local club and get to know more members in your community and around the world.

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