The 2007-08 Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Robert S. Scott speaks to members of the media during a press conference on polio at the 2008 RI Convention. Photo by Rotary Images/Monika Lee
Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self.
Rotary clubs are open to people of all cultures and ethnicities and are not affiliated with any political or religious organizations.
Becoming a member
Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations.
The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is a nonprofit corporation that promotes world understanding through humanitarian service and educational and cultural exchanges.
Although Rotary clubs develop autonomous service programs, all Rotarians are united in a global campaign to eradicate polio.