Rotary is a community of friends who are committed to creating positive change in the world. Find out how joining your local club can enrich your life and improve the lives of people living in your neighborhood and across the globe.
What is Rotary?
Rotary brings together people who want to use their skills, experiences, and expertise to solve some of the world's most pressing problems — from organizing local initiatives like feeding the hungry to global efforts like eradicating polio.
It all begins at the weekly club meeting, where members catch up with friends, hear what's happening in their community, and organize club activities and service projects. It's a fun way to connect with the people in your community who share your passion for doing good.
Why should I join a Rotary club?
People like you join Rotary to meet new people and get involved in their communities. As a Rotary club member, you'll also have the chance to:
- Connect with community leaders who care about issues facing your hometown and hometowns around the world
- Apply your personal experience and professional skills to solving challenges and creating positive change
- Network and develop your professional skills, including public speaking, fundraising, and project planning
- Involve your family and friends in your efforts to improve the world
Meet our members
Rotary boasts over 1.2 million members in more than 34,000 clubs worldwide. In nearly every corner of the world, you'll find a Rotary member who puts our motto, Service Above Self, into practice to make the world a better place. Here are just a few:
Todd Shea delivers aid to disaster stricken communities
Razia Jan builds schools for girls in Afghanistan
Bruce French helps countries struggling with food security
Rajendra K. Saboo leads a medical mission for hundreds of children
Neli Vazquez-Rowland offers safe haven to the homeless
Other ways to get involved in Rotary
If you're not ready to join a Rotary club, you can still get involved in Rotary and the work we're doing to improve lives everywhere. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Rotary Fellowships
- Vocational training teams
- Rotarian Action Groups
- Rotary Community Corps
- Rotary Peace Fellowships
- Rotaract clubs
- Interact clubs
- Youth Exchange
- Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
To get started with Rotary, begin by reaching out to a club.