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

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?