About Rotary Worldwide

What would it take to change the world? Rotary's 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self.

About Rotary Worldwide

In more than 35,000 clubs worldwide, you'll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.


The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Diversity and Rotary

Rotary International recognizes the value of diversity within individual clubs. Rotary encourages clubs to assess those in their communities who are eligible for membership, under existing membership guidelines, and to endeavor to include the appropriate range of individuals in their clubs. A club that reflects its community with regard to professional and business classification, gender, age, religion, and ethnicity is a club with the key to its future.

At a Glance

The family of Rotary extends beyond individual Rotarians and Rotary clubs to include other service-minded people who help with the organization's work. Groups such as Rotaract, Interact, and Rotary Community Corps serve side by side with sponsor clubs, using their diverse skills to improve the quality of life in their communities. Below are some of the latest statistics available, as of January 2017.


Members: 1,207,917
Clubs: over 35,000


    Members: 291,006
    Clubs: 9,522


      Members: 468,556
      Clubs: 20,372

        Rotary Community Corps:

        Corps: over 8,500
        Countries: over 90

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          History of Rotary International

          more Rotary International 1905 until today. 1.2 million members in over 200 countries split into 35,000 clubs.