Why join Rotary
Join Rotary and a world of possibilities opens up for you.
What is Rotary?
The oldest service organisation in the world
Rotary is an international service organisation with clearly defined aims and programmes, but, there is no such thing as a typical Rotary member, nor a typical club. Each one of our 1,850 Rotary clubs in Britain and Ireland has its own unique personality. Clubs meet on different days of the week, at different times of the day - morning, lunchtime and in the evenings - and are involved in a vast range of different projects and activities.
Members are men and women from all walks of life, of all ages from 18 upwards, with a host of different talents and professional skills. Some joined Rotary for the social life, some for business networking opportunities, and others for the chance to give something back to their communities.
Rotary runs countless humanitarian projects both locally, nationally and internationally, and also partners with many charities worldwide. To find out more, click here
We organise community projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as violence, drug abuse, health, hunger, the environment, and illiteracy. Rotary clubs determine service projects based on local needs.
Members are enthusiastically committed to the drive to wipe out polio from the world. Since Rotary became involved in polio eradication in 1985, the number of reported polio cases has fallen from 350,000 a year to 1,000; 125 endemic countries have been reduced to just 4 - Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and Pakistan; and two billion children have been protected from the disease.
To find out more about Rotary read the Related Pages and follow this link to the Rotary in Britain and Ireland site.
Why should I join Rotary?
Membership of Rotary develops leadership, public speaking, social, business, personal and vocational skills as well as improving cultural awareness.