Rotarian Robert Hall greets children who will be vaccinated against polio during a National Immunization Day. Moradabad, India. Photo by Alyce Henson / Rotary Images.
Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
There are approximately 1.2 million Rotary club members belonging to 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are non-political, non-religious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto ‘Service Above Self’, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, good will and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
Rotary in Australia
There are 1,164 Rotary clubs in Australia with 34,000 members.