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About Rotary - What Is Rotary?
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Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 35,000+ Rotary clubs.

 

Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.

 

The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.

 

 

                  

 

Although Rotary clubs develop autonomous service programs, all Rotarians worldwide are united in a campaign for the global eradication of polio. In the 1980s, Rotarians raised US$240 million to immunize the children of the world.  As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, polio cases have been reduced 99.9% since Rotary's first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.  Rotary members worldwide have contributed more than $2.1 billion and have provided an army of volunteers to promote and assist at national immunization days in polio-endemic in 122 countries around the world.

 

 

Find out more about Rotary by visiting the Rotary International web site.

 

 

 

 

 

Information on this page came from:

The About Rotary and the Our Causes pages on the Rotary International web site

   

 

Adult Literacy Center - Ozaukee CountyAmerican Legion Auxiliary Badger Girls StateAurora Health Care Foundation

Badger Boys StateBalance Inc.Boy Scout Troop 855 - Eagle Scout Project

C.O.P.E. ServicesCharacter CountsCommon Hope

Family Promise of Ozaukee CountyInterfaith Caregivers of Ozaukee CountyKapco Kids2Kids Christmas Wonderland

Ozaukee ChorusOzaukee County Jail Literacy ProgramOzaukee Family Services

Ozaukee-Washington Land TrustPort Washington Historical SocietyPort Washington Volleyball Club, Inc.

Portal IndustriesSaukville Community Food PantrySt. John XXIII School Key Event

United Way of Northern Ozaukee CountyVillage of Saukville - Live at the Triangle Summer Concert Series