Rotary is a Membership organization doing Service. We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.
Rotary brings together our community leaders from all continents, cultures, and occupations to share their ideas for making the world a better place. By combining their distinct skills and expertise, Rotary members are tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems – from local initiatives like feeding the hungry to global efforts like eradicating polio.
It all begins at the weekly club meeting, where members catch up with friends, hear what’s happening in their community, and organize club activities and service projects. It’s a fun way to connect with the people in your community who share your passion for doing good.
Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable, and sometimes the impossible. A very dear Rotarian friend, has said that anything can be accomplished, all it takes is “Crazy idea and a Rotary Pin.1“
Why are we different?
Our distinct point of view and approach gives us unique advantages:
- We see differently: Our multidisciplinary perspective helps us see challenges in unique ways.
- We think differently: We apply leadership and expertise to social issues—and find unique solutions.
- We act responsibly: Our passion and perseverance create lasting change.
- We make a difference at home and around the world: Our members can be found in our community and across the globe.
How do we work?
Our impact starts with our members—people who work tirelessly with their clubs to solve some of our communities’ toughest challenges. Their efforts are supported by Rotary International, our member association, and The Rotary Foundation, which turns generous donations into grants that fund the work of our members and partners around the world. Rotary is led by our members—responsible leaders who help to carry forward our organization’s mission and values in their elected roles.
What causes do we support?
We have identified specific causes to maximize our local and global impact. At the same time, we understand that each community has its own unique needs and concerns. Through our network of Rotary resources, we support efforts internationally promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies.