Rotary International

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.
  • Polio
    Although Rotary clubs develop autonomous service programs, all Rotarians are united in a global campaign to eradicate polio.



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