In around 200 countries and geographical regions, in over 34,000 clubs worldwide, there are more than 1.2m Rotary International members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support youth projects, education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, provide disaster relief, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio – and as a bonus having fun and enjoying companionship and friendship doing it. Rotary is a non-sectarian organisation and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, colour, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
There’s something that all Rotary club members have in common: We take action. As community volunteers, we reach out to neighbours in need. We build, support, and organise. We save lives. We work locally and globally.
Around the world and around the corner, the 1.2 million men and women of Rotary who:
- Get involved in their communities
- Connect with other professionals
- Share their time and experience with young people
- Support global causes, such as eradicating polio
- Use their skills to help others
Individual Rotary clubs belong to Rotary International. Individual members, or “Rotarians”, belong to a local club. The club is where most of Rotarians’ meaningful service work is carried out. Clubs can be engaged not only in their communities, but also internationally. What Rotarians get out of Rotary depends largely on what they put into it.
If you would like to attend one of our weekly meetings to find out more about Rotary and your local Rotary Club, then please get in touch.
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