is a massive
With over 1.2 million members worldwide, it’s the biggest service
organization on the planet. If you’re a fan of the planet, that’s
just what Rotary wants to preserve. Our members are working on
helping save mothers and children, supporting basic education for
children, and fighting diseases.
has no religious or national affiliation.
efforts have already helped eradicate
99.9 percent of global cases of polio.
addition to these large-scale, international projects, Rotary clubs
are always working to improve their own communities.
to Rotary I have:
During the pandemic, Rotary clubs have stayed
connected through virtual meetings, joined
conveniently from the safety of your home. You will meet wonderfully
diverse people from many walks of life. For many of us, this is the
main appeal: local friends, local colleagues, clients and contacts.
It’s actually why a group of young professionals in Chicago
started Rotary back in 1905.
a global impact.
Bill and Melinda Gates saw the efficiency and effectiveness of
Rotary, and have partnered with us to commit $450 million to
eradicate polio. Once we crush polio, we’ll move on to other
important challenges facing our world.
work pay off locally.
Sure, the whole “saving the world” thing is cool, but if you’re
wanting to make a difference a little closer to home, don’t worry,
Rotary does that.
time with the Greatest Generation.
Rotary includes members of all ages. Sure, Rotary has a reputation
for having a lot of members over the age of 50. But there is also a
ton you can learn from the Greatest and Baby Boomer generations. If
you’re looking for mentoring, or just great stories, look no
No matter what your motive is in considering Rotary, you will be
inspired by guest speakers or performances, online or otherwise. And
virtual meetings make it easier for clubs to line up dynamic
speakers from even further away.
I joined because I wanted to give something back to the local community and because I was repeatedly asked. Once the timing was right, I joined and have never regretted it. Its actually one of the best decisions I ever made in my life. Little did I know what was possible until I found out that Rotary was a worldwide organisation.