What is Rotary

Rotary is an organisation for business and professional men and women who are prepared to give of their time and expertise to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Its scope extends from the local community to some of the most impoverished people on earth. At the same time we believe in having some fun, so that service and fellowship are the two pillars upon which Rotary stands.

ROTARY is non-sectarian and non-political and is growing in numbers. Each Club shares the common principals of Rotary but each is autonomous and free to prepare its own programs and control its destiny.

ROTARY started in 1905 when a small group of businessmen in Chicago began meeting to learn from one another and to enhance their business relationships. While making business contacts is still a useful facet of Rotary, the focus quickly moved to include doing good deeds in the community and helping those less fortunate.

ROTARIANS throughout the world encourage high ethical standards in their vocation, conduct humanitarian projects and work towards world peace and understanding.