Rotary International is a service organization whose purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services and encourage and advance goodwill and peace around the world. Founded by Paul Harris from Chicago, IL, the first Rotary meeting was held in 1905. Nowadays, Rotary International has more than one million members in over 30.000 clubs spread across more than 200 countries worldwide.
Rotary also is responsible for programs such as the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship, which is the largest privately funded scholarship program, as well as the Youth Exchange Program, a program that sends thousands of teenagers across the globe to familiarize with Rotary and absorb a new culture while living abroad for up to one year.
So, basically, Rotary is great. And it is also responsible for the Rotaract and Interact clubs around the world, where young leaders like you can achieve great things in the community, with the help of other people just like you.
Once a week, in every Rotary Club around the world, members get together to continue to practice their well known motto: “Service Above Self”