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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 Boys StateAmerican Legion Auxiliary Badger Girls State

Balance Inc.Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ozaukee CountyC.O.P.E. Services

Common HopeFamily Promise of Ozaukee CountyFeith Family YMCA

Friends of the Port Washington Senior CenterInterfaith Caregivers of Ozaukee CountyKapco Kids2Kids Christmas Wonderland

Ozaukee ChorusOzaukee County Historical SocietyOzaukee Nonprofit Center

Port Washington High School BoostersPort Washington Historical SocietyPort Washington Police Department

Port Washington Soccer ClubPort Washington Volleyball, Inc.Portal Industries

Saukville Chamber of Commerce - Saukville Scare Run/WalkSaukville Community Food PantryShelterBox USA - Ukraine Relief

St. John XXIII School Key EventUnited for Waukesha Community FundUnited Way of Northern Ozaukee County

Village of Saukville - 4th of July ParadeVillage of Saukville - Live at the Triangle Summer Concert SeriesW.J. Niederkorn Library