Service Above Self

Founded in Chicago in 1905, Rotary International is a volunteer organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotary club members belonging to more than 32,000 Rotary clubs in 200+ countries worldwide.

How Does Rotary International Help?

Rotarians are integrated in their communities with an understanding of local cultures and needs. Partnerships develop between Rotary clubs across the world to reach people and their villages in greatest need. One area of focus is Water Management. Recognizing the importance of clean water, many Rotary clubs help to install wells and develop water treatment and distribution systems to increase access to fresh drinking water for communities in need, especially in developing countries.

Every amount contributed to The Rotary Foundation is spent in support of humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs and their operations. Clubs and districts apply for and receive Foundation grants to carry out worthy projects worldwide.

Learn more about the history and projects of Rotary International and its Global Safe Clean Water Initiative.

Left Photo: At a Rotary luncheon in Castroville, California, Jo Jo White visits with August Hioco, the District Governor of Rotary International District 5230. Madeleine Clark, who is on the Advisory Board of Clear Rounds for Clean Water, was also on hand to promote the CRforCW funding of the Rotary International Global Safe Clean Water Initiative.