What is Rotary

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Mini bus donated to Burton CREST by Burton Rotary

Rotary International, 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 is there a typical club.   Each of our 1,850 Rotary clubs in Britain and Ireland has its own personality.   Clubs meet on different days of the week, at different times of the day, and are involved in a vast range of different projects and activities.

Members - men and women of all ages from 18 up, with a host of different talents, interests and professional skills - come from all walks of life.   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 humanitarian projects locally, nationally and internationally, and partners with many charities worldwide.   Click here to find out more.

Members organise community projects that address many of today's most critical issues, including violence, drug abuse, health, hunger, the environment, and illiteracy.   Rotary clubs determine service projects based on local needs.      The photo shows a mini bus being presented by our club to Burton CREST.

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 fewer that 60 in the last 12 months; over two billion children have been protected from the disease.

To find out more about Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland, follow this link.