The heart of Rotary is our dedicated members, who share the ideals of service, friendship, diversity, integrity, and leadership.
Rotary clubs bring together people across generations who wish to create lasting change in the world, in their communities, and in themselves. Rotary and Rotaract members around the world strengthen their connections to friends and neighbors taking action through service. From big cities to rural villages, Rotary is changing communities like yours.
Who is Rotary?
An editor of a popular Kenyan news site who connected with other leaders in her community to pursue her passion. Carol and 38 other Rotary members raised $40,000 for polio eradication and other projects by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
A successful fashion designer who combined her passions for social responsibility and fashion with the help of a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. Her clothing line, Citizen’s Mark, produces women’s clothing constructed of socially responsible materials and made by fairly paid workers in environmentally friendly factories.
An Australian actor who found purpose after taking a Rotary Youth Exchange trip to Brazil. "I learned responsibility from Rotary," he said. After he returned, he launched his acting career, which now includes two acclaimed TV miniseries, "Deadline Gallipoli" and "Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door."
Your club connection gives you the chance to develop skills like public speaking, project management, and event planning. You’ll meet interesting people from your community and around the world. And you’ll tackle local and international issues that are important to you and your fellow club members.
Some clubs conduct all or part of their meetings online, for members who have a busy schedule, limited mobility, or live in an area without an established Rotary or Rotaract club. Online clubs, sometimes known as e-clubs, meet regularly, carry out service projects, support The Rotary Foundation, and socialize, like any other Rotary or Rotaract club, without the cost that often comes with meeting in person.
Refer potential members, and we’ll help connect them to the right club. Only current members can refer new members. To refer someone to your own club, contact your club secretary.
Did you move? Has your schedule changed? We can help you rejoin your former club or find a new one that better fits your location and schedule.