What Rotary does worldwide

About Rotary International and how Rotary Nailsea & Backwell is part of a much bigger network

The Rotary Effect

About Rotary both locally and worldwide

Rotary has 1.2 million members active across 200 countries, engaged in service and fellowship activities within clubs and across clubs.

Rotary also has its own charity, the Rotary Foundation, and our club has successfully funded many projects over the years via Rotary Foundation grants, often in partnership with Rotary clubs overseas.

Rotary started the campaign to End Polio and still plays a leading role in this.

For a video about the achievements of Rotary Foundation Charity click this line .

There is also a large library of resources available to help Rotarians in their personal and professional development.



What Bill Gates said about Rotary when he spoke about the work that remained to rid the world of Polio in his 2013 Richard Dimbleby Lecture 

."Many organisations helped push the eradication resolution through the World Health Assembly, but the one you wouldn't expect is Rotary International. Rotary is a service organisation with 1.2 million members in almost every country in the world, including more than 50,000 in Great Britain and Ireland.

Rotarians pledge to put service above self, their motto, but they have no specific global health mandate. They are not polio experts. They are regular people who go to work and spend time with their families. For three decades, they have also spent time advocating for polio eradication, raising money to support vaccination, and giving kids polio drops all over the world.

Other partners include the Centres for Disease Control, UNICEF, and the World Health Organisation. We rely on them to excel at their jobs. But that is not enough. We also need people whose jobs have nothing to do with the health of poor people to act. That is public will."



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