What is Rotary

What is Rotary ?

Rotary is a worldwide network of men and women who support their local communities and international projects, to improve the lives of people in these communities.

Made up of over 1.2 million Rotary members, in 34,000 Rotary clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas around the world, Rotary International forms a global network of people who volunteer their time and skills to serve communities locally and around the world - and form strong, lasting friendships in the process.

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI), as the name suggests, is the association of Rotary clubs within England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland, comprising 54,000 members - men and women of all ages and backgrounds - in 1,850 clubs.

Rotary clubs are based within local communities, with their members meeting on a regular basis to enjoy friendship, networking, and to plan projects that they are supporting.

The worldwide organisation is over 100 years old.