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Rotary is a global network of business and professional leaders.

  • Rotary’s 1.2 million women and men of Rotary belong to more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas.
  • As volunteers, Rotary members have been serving the needs of communities worldwide since 1905.

Rotary is one of the largest international humanitarian service organizations in the world.

  • Through volunteer service, the women and men of Rotary build friendships and enlarge their circle of business and professional acquaintances.
  • Participating in international service projects allows Rotary members to connect with people from around the world and promote cross-cultural understanding.
  • Rotary clubs are nonpolitical and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.

Eradicating Polio

Rotary’s top philanthropic goal is to eradicate polio worldwide.
  • Since 1985, Rotary members have contributed more than US$900 million and countless volunteer hours to help immunize more than two billion children in 122 countries.
  • Rotary members are currently working to raise another $200 million by 2012 to match a $355 million challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Rotary and its partners have reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide, from 350,000 cases in 1988 to less than 2,000 in 2008.
  • An estimated five million children have been spared disability, and over 250,000 deaths averted.
  • Yet polio still threatens children in parts of Africa and South Asia, and remains endemic in four countries: Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan.
The world must remain committed in order to achieve a polio-free world.
  • The threat of polio anywhere is a threat to children everywhere.
  • If we don’t stay the course, experts say polio could rebound to 10 million cases in the next 40 years, negating the world’s $6 billion global investment.
Rotary is committed to fighting polio until every child is safe from this devastating disease.
  • In addition to Rotary’s fundraising efforts, hundreds of Rotary members travel at their own expense to join fellow Rotarians in polio-affected countries to immunize children against polio during national campaigns.

Rotary and Peace

Rotary builds peace and international understanding through education.
  • To help the next generation of leaders reduce the threat of war and violence, Rotary has teamed with leading universities around the world to fund a master’s degree program in peace and conflict resolution at six Rotary Peace Centers.
  • Rotary clubs promote peace by initiating thousands of international humanitarian projects every year that address the underlying causes of social instability and conflict, such as hunger, poverty, disease, and illiteracy.