Rotary International & Foundation

Rotary International, the world's first service club organisation, is made up of more than:

  • 1.2 million members
  • In 33,000 clubs
  • Across more than 200 countries worldwide

Rotary club members form a global network of men and women from all walks of life who volunteer their time and talents to serve their local communities and to help those less fortunate around the world.

Rotary's motto, Service Above Self, exemplifies its humanitarian spirit.  Club members work to promote peace, combat hunger, improve heatlth and sanitation, provide education and job training and eradicate polio from the planet.

Click on the link below to find out much more about the work Rotary does around the world.

Polio, the crippling and sometimes fatal disease, is still a very harrowing reality for children in parts of Africa and Asia and threatens children everywhere.

Since 1985, Rotary members worldwide have raised about US$1000 million.  This enormous contribution coupled with invaluable hands-on service has helped reduce the annual number of new cases of polio from around 1000 a day to fewer than 1000 a year.  The huge army of volunteers mobilized by Rotary International has led to 2 billion children being protected from the disease and 5 million people being spared from disability.

For more information on Rotary's End Polio Now campaign, click through the campaign logo below.

End Polio Now