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Rotary International

About Rotary

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

Rotary is made up of three parts: at the heart of Rotary are local clubs like Rotary Club of Prahran, that are supported by Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.

The Rotary Foundation explained

Rotary clubs bring together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action.

Some inspiring examples of the work of Rotary International (including in Australia) can be viewed here.

Rotary International supports Rotary clubs worldwide by coordinating global programs, campaigns, and initiatives.

The Rotary Foundation uses generous donations to fund projects proposed by Rotarians and our partners in communities around the world. As a nonprofit, all of the Foundation's funding comes from voluntary contributions made by Rotarians and friends who share our vision of a better world.

With no religious, political or commercial agenda, Rotary clubs, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation work together to make meaningful improvements in our communities and around the world.

What in the world is Rotary?

Rotary Membership

Members of a Rotary club are part of a diverse group of professionals working to address various community and international service needs and to promote peace and understanding throughout the world. If you are interested in learning more about Rotary please Contact Us or come to a monday meeting (check our Calendar to choose a lunch or dinner meeting). We welcome everyone - singles, couples, working and retired members, from all backgrounds and professions, to find out more and join our Club.

The Rotary Calendar

There is always something happening with Rotary, whether at local, district or international level. Check the Rotary website for details.

Coming up.....

June: ROTARY FELLOWSHIPS MONTH including the Rotary International Convention

July: Start of the new Rotary officers' Year of Service

August: Membership & Extension month

September: Basic Education & Literacy Month

October: Economic & Community Development Month

November: Rotary Foundation Month

December: Disease Prevention & Treatment Month

January: Vocational Service Month 

February: Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month

March: Water & Sanitation Month

April: Maternal & Child Month

May: Youth Service Month

Rotarian Action Groups

Rotarians combine their passions & skills to be effective in many areas and Rotary Action Groups really get things done on the world stage.

Find out more about the many Rotary Action Groups here.

Contact us to find out more about the exciting projects and activities of Rotary!