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.  
Rotary also partners with 7 prestigious universities around the world,
providing opportunities to earn a master's degree in peace and conflict
resolution.



PolioPlus is Rotary's flagship program.  By the time polio is eradicated,
Rotary club members will have contributed US$ 850 million and
countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2 billion children in
122 countries.  Rotary is a spearheading partner in the Global Polio
Eradication Initiative, along with the World Health Organization,
UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



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.
 
What's Rotary?
The Rotarian's 4-WAY TEST
of the things we think, say,
or do.
  • Is it the TRUTH?
  • Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  • Will it build GOODWILL
    and better FRIENDSHIPS?
  • Will it be BENEFICIAL to
    all concerned?