WHAT IS ROTARY

WHAT IS ROTARY



Rotary is a global network of community volunteers. Rotary members are business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build good will and peace in the world.
 
Rotary is the world's first service club. The first Rotary club was founded in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, February 23, 1905.
 
Rotary is some 1.2 million service-minded men and women belonging to some 31,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries. Members carry out service projects to address such critical issues as poverty, health, hunger, illiteracy, and the environment.
 
Rotarians 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.
 
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 our world community.
 
Rotary is the rotary 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 private provider of international educational scholarships.
 
Rotary is PolioPlus, Rotary's commitment to work with national and international health organizations on the goal of polio eradication. More than one billion children in developing nations have been immunized against polio through PolioPlus grants.

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