What is Rotary?
WHAT IS ROTARY?
We're for Communities
Rotary is a worldwide network of inspired men and women who translate their passions into relevant social causes, to change lives in communities. Made up of over 1.2 million Rotary members - known as Rotarians - in a global network of business, professional and community leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve communities locally and around the world - and form strong, lasting friendships in the process.
Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI)
As the name suggests, is the association of Rotary clubs within England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland, comprising 54,000 members - men and women of all ages and backgrounds - in 1,850 clubs
Rotary clubs are based within local communities, with their members meeting on a regular basis to enjoy friendship, networking, and to plan projects that will benefit the lives of others.
The worldwide organisation is over 100 years old and, since its humble beginnings in Chicago in 1905, is internationally renowned for improving the lives of millions of people in local communities and around the world.
RIBI's headquarters - the Secretariat - is at Alcester in Warwickshire, providing administrative, operational, financial and marketing support to clubs withing the 29 Districts across Great Britain and Ireland.
Rotary International has its worldwide headquarters in Evanston, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.