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Serving through Membership. Rotary is service-driven. Belonging to a Rotary Club gives men and women an organizaed outlet for contributing to their community.

Founded in 1905, Rotary is the world's first service organization. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self - Rotary concerns itself with truth, fairness, improved relations between people, and world peace. The avenues of Rotary service include community and international volunteerism through club activity and the promotion of ethics in all vocations.

Rotary has a global network of 1.2 million members in more than 29,000 clubs in 160 countries

Rotary members meet weekly to plan service activities. Rotary clubs are autonomous and determine their own service projects based on local needs and the interest and abilities of members.

Rotary clubs are non-religious, non-governmental and open to every race, culture and creed. Club membership represents a cross-section of local business and professional leaders.

Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs located in 166 countries.