Rotary is an international business networking and service organisation. Its purpose is to bring together diverse professional, business, academic or community leaders in order to take an active role in their community, enrich their personal and professional lives, and advance goodwill and peace around the world.
There are 34,282 member clubs worldwide with more than 1.2 million members, including 60,000 members in the UK alone in their field of professional practice, business, academia or community, all aiming to enhance communities and improve lives across the world. Rotary’s motto is ‘Service Above Self’.
Rotary’s service addresses many of today’s most important humanitarian challenges – fighting disease, providing clean water and addressing hunger, poverty, the environment, supporting education and literacy amongst other things. Other programmes focus on local community needs, and development of young people through leadership training and student exchanges.
From a business point of view Rotary is an excellent opportunity to increase networking opportunities and form relationships with other business people who share the same high ethical standards and integrity. Club activities are all aimed at helping you to grow personally and professionally.