Rotary is a world-wide organisation with over 1,200,000 members. It was formed in 1905 by a Chicago lawyer Paul Harris. The Rotary Motto is "Service above self" and its symbol is a wheel - said to illustrate Civilisation and Movement.
The Rotary Club of Portadown is part of Rotary Ireland (known as District 1160). The Club was formed in June 1936 and was the 5th Rotary Club to be set up in District 1160.
We are a bunch of like-minded people who come together to promote the ethics of Rotary through local and international events & projects. See more of the work of Rotary at www.rotary.org
Our Rotary International President is Holger Knaack from the Rotary Club of Herzogtum, Germany.
Our current District Governor of Rotary Ireland is Ms Conny Ovesen. Conny, who is originally from Denmark, is a member of the Rotary Club of Youghal, Co Cork. See what Rotary is doing in our District by going to www.rotary.ie
Our President for 2020-21 is Mrs Kate Adams. Kate has a great enthusism and desire to promote the work of Rotary, not only with local projects, but also on the international stage where the combined power of Rotary Clubs from accross the world have the potential to do great things in regard to humanitarian projects such as helping in the fight to eliminate Polio.
Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.