What is Rotary


Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.


Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 46,000+ clubs work together to:

  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies
  • Protecting the environment

In the words of Vale Sir Clem Renouf, the Rotary International President 1978-79 “Rotary takes ordinary men and gives them extraordinary opportunities to do more with their lives than they ever dreamed possible”


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; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society

The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life

The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world a world of fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

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