Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take ation to create lasting change- across the globe, in our comunities, and in ourselves. Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political and non-religious organization open to all.
Magic happens when the right people come together. Our numbers tell it all.
Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world's
most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:
Rotary started with the vision of one man - Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.
Over time Rotary's reach and vision gradually exended to humanitarian service. Members havea long track record of addressing challenges in their communities and around the world.
Every Rotary club is unique and servies is its own way. Visit our club finder to explore the clubs near you and see which one aligns best to your service interests. when you find one you like, be sure and contact the club directly for more information.