Rotary International is the world’s first service club organisation; established in 1905, today it has more than 1.2 million members in over 33,000 clubs in more than 200 nations all over the world. Members devote their own time and talents to follow the Rotary motto:
Service above self
Apolitical and non-confessional, Rotary clubs allow members of every culture, race and creed. The main aim of Rotary is to offer Service in the community, in the workplace and around the world.
Rotarians are professionals and business leaders who play an active role in their community. A Rotary Club contains a varied group of characters and professions representative of the local area in which the club operates.
Through the Rotary Foundation, Rotarians all over the world fulfil their mission of service by funding and realizing concrete, tangible projects in the community.
Right now the main global projects are “Acqua” and “End Polio Now”.
Rotary International Projects
- The Acqua project aims to improve living conditions in some of the poorest and most disadvantaged areas in the world through water management measures, helping solve problems linked to poor diet and sanitation and contaminated drinking water.
- The ambitious aim of the End Polio Now project is to eradicate the crippling disease poliomyelitis, which remains endemic in 4 countries in the world where it continues to infect and paralyse children, robbing them of their future and posing great difficulties for their families.