The origin and more about Rotary

A short history and background about Rotary

Paul Harris Founder of Rotary, Chicago 1905
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Paul Harris, Founder of Rotary




Rotary was founded by businessman Paul Harris and three colleagues in Chicago in 1905 as a networking club to support the local community; a place where people of good standing from diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, enjoy fellowship and form lifelong friendships


Over 100 years later the Rotary International community has a global reputation for high ethical standards and the Rotary's charitable arm, the Rotary Foundation, ranks in the top 10 list of charities "doing good in the world"


The Object of Rotary


The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise, and in particular, to encourage and foster:





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If you enjoy having fun while helping others less fortunate than yourself,
we invite you to contact us to find out more

Use your business and social skills
to benefit people less fortunate than yourself

Forge new friendships, exchange ideas and help us deliver humanitarian aid
with lasting benefit to local, national and international communities

Your business life can benefit too

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