Rotary is an international organisation comprised of over 34,000 clubs in more than 200 countries with 1.2 million members. It is non-religious, non-political and welcomes all business people, professionals and community leaders of all ages who want to help the less fortunate both at home and abroad.
Bringing like-minded people together on a regular basis also fosters friendships and that is a big part of what Rotary is about. Social events are held regularly and having fun is all part of being a Rotarian as you can see from some of the recent events at our club.
Rotary runs countless humanitarian projects locally, nationally and internationally and also partners with many charities worldwide. Members initiate projects which address the needs of their local communities such as running food banks or fundraising for their local children's hospice.
Rotary at Home
Rotary clubs are autonomous and determine service projects based on local needs. By combining their skills and resources our members are able to make a real contribution to the lives of others.
Rotary members volunteer their time to serve their local communities through activities such as supporting community events, running educational programmes, supporting local businesses or helping out at events such as music festivals, marathons, etc.
Rotarians organise national competitions in music, cookery, photography, public speaking and citizenship to help young people improve their skills.
Clubs raise hundreds and often thousands of pounds for community projects and local charities.
Because of Rotary's vast international geographical spread we are in the unique position to be able to organise exchange projects which enable foreign students and young people to experience life and culture in this country and give the chance for locals to do the same abroad.
Some of the things that we have helped with are:
- Kids Out - an annual day out for disadvantaged people.
- Forget Me Not Children's Hospice.
- The Outlook Trust - adventures for blind children.
- Defibrillator - Roberttown Community Centre.
Rotary is the world's premier international humanitarian service organization.
- Rotary members are business and professional leaders who volunteer their expertise, compassion and power to improve communities at home and abroad in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.
- Our track record of success is demonstrated by the millions of people who have achieved and sustained a better quality of life through Rotary.
Rotary's top goal is to eradicate polio worldwide
- Rotary is close to eliminating the second human disease in history after smallpox with a 99 percent reduction in polio cases worldwide since 1985.
- Rotary members have contributed more than 1 billion dollars and countless volunteer hours to help immunize more than 2 billion children in 122 countries.
- Rotary has reached its goal of raising an additional 200 million dollars to match a 355 million dollar challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Rotary is on the forefront of tackling major humanitarian issues facing the world today
- Maternal and child health, clean water and sanitation, and disease prevention and treatment are among Rotary's top areas of focus.
- Rotary's goal-oriented business model approach has attracted other organisations to partner with us to address these shared humanitarian priorities.
Rotary invests in people to generate sustainable economic growth
- Rotary supports grassroots entrepreneurs in disadvantaged communities, and helps prepare young people and women for meaningful work.
- Rotary helps communities increase their capacity to support sustainable economic development.
Rotary builds peace and international understanding through education
- Rotary's Peace Centres program offers graduate degrees and professional development certificates in peace studies to more than 110 applicants each year at seven campus-based centres worldwide including one at Bradford University.
- Today, more than 600 Peace Fellows are in key, decision-making positions in governments and organisations around the world.
- Rotary's Youth Exchange program fosters international goodwill by enabling 8,500 high school students to live and study abroad each year in 11.5 countries.
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