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About Rotary - What Is Rotary?
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What's Rotary? 

 

We're a leadership organization...

We're made up of local business, professionals and community leaders.

We meet regularly, get to know each other, form friendships, and through that, we're able to get things done in this community.

 

The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.

 

 

       

 

Although Rotary clubs develop autonomous service programs, Rotary International's most important mission has been to eradicate polio. Since 1988, Rotary has raised more than US$1 billion for polio eradication, and moved governments and private foundations to give much more. More than 1 million Rotarians have volunteered for the cause, helping to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. Rotary has provided an army of volunteers to promote and assist at national immunization days in polio-endemic countries around the world.

 

Find out more about Rotary by visiting the Rotary International web site.

 

 

 

 

 

Information on this page came from:

The About Rotary and the RI Programs pages on the Rotary International web site and Global Polio Eradication.