What is Rotary?

Rotary International is a network of 1.2 million Rotarians in nearly 33,000 Clubs around the world, all dedicated to making the world a better place through promotion of peace, cultural understanding and service to the community alongside other like-minded community and business leaders..

Rotary International is guided by the Rotary International President.whose term of office is one year.

The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  • The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • High ethical standards in business and professions;
  • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations;
  • The dignifying by each Rotarian of his occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his or her personal, business and community life;
  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Rotary has some 1.2 million service minded men and women belonging to more than 28,000 Rotary clubs in virtually every nation in the world

Rotarians generally meet weekly for fellowship and interesting and informative programs dealing with topics of local and global importance. Membership reflects a wide cross-section of community representation.

Rotary is the world’s first service club. The very first Rotary Club was founded in Chicago on 23 February 1905.

Rotarians plan and carry out a remarkable variety of humanitarian, educational and cultural exchange programs that touch people lives in their local communities and our world.

Rotary supports a Foundation which each year provides some US$90 million for international scholarships, cultural exchanges, and humanitarian projects large and small.

Rotary is widely regarded as the world’s largest non-government provider of international educational scholarships.

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