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:


FIRST:         The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service

SECOND :   High ethical standards and the recognition of the worthiness and the dignifying of each                                      Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society

THIRD:        The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business,
                          and community life

FOURTH:    The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world
                          fellowship and understanding of persons of good standing, united in the ideal of service


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we invite you to contact us to find out more

Use your business and social skills, and professional resources
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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