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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL (RI)
Rotary International is the association of Rotary Clubs worldwide. The administration of Rotary International is managed by Officers, Directors and Committees from the Rotary Clubs throughout the world. Annually, Rotary International holds a Convention in various countries to stimulate, inspire and inform all Rotarians at an international level and to motivate them to develop Rotary at the Club and District levels.
Rotary International groups Clubs into Districts to support the administration of Clubs and to make local administration easier. There are over 500 Districts throughout the world, with each district being led by a Governor assisted by appointed officers. The annual District Conference emphasizes fellowship, and gives a chance to share ideas and to conduct District business.
There are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians working in some 32,000 Rotary Clubs in over 160 countries worldwide.
In summary, Rotarians belong to Rotary Clubs and Rotary Clubs belong to Rotary International which groups Clubs into Districts to support and assist the Clubs in their role.