Rotary is a network of inspired individuals who translate our passions into relevant causes to change lives in communities.
We are 1.2 million neighbours, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion helps us accomplish the remarkable.
Our distinct point of view and approach gives us unique advantages:
We see differently: Our multidisciplinary perspective helps us see challenges in unique ways.
We think differently: We apply leadership and expertise to social issues, and find unique solutions.
We act responsibly: Our passion and perseverance create lasting change.
We make a difference at home and around the world: Our members can be found in your community and across the globe.
Our impact starts with our members - people who work tirelessly with their clubs to solve some of our communities' toughest challenges. Their efforts are supported by Rotary International, our member association, and The Rotary Foundation, which turns generous donations into grants that fund the work of our members and partners around the world. Rotary is led by our members - responsible leaders who help to carry forward our organization's mission and values in their elected roles.
Responsible leadership means more than just doing good work, it means making the most out of every donation we receive. Rotary has the best donation-to-cause efficiency ratio of any charity in the world. Contributions are truly effective via Rotary.
We've been making history and bringing our world closer together for over 100 years. Since forming in 1905, we've taken on some of the world's toughest challenges and helped a wide range of international and service organizations get started, from the UN to Starship Hospital.