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What is Rotary

Rotary International is a global network of service volunteers. It is the world's largest service organisation for business and professional people, with some 1,180,000 members operating in 166 countries world-wide. There are some 58,000 Rotarians in Great Britain and Ireland in 1,845 clubs, helping those in need and working towards world understanding and peace. It's a fulfilling role, and Rotarians can get involved as much or as little as their time will allow.

Clubs meet on a regular basis, which allows members to build firm friendships. Every Rotarian has a right to attend any club meeting anywhere in the world, so there is always somewhere to go, and people to meet, wherever business or leisure travel may take you. Different clubs have different emphases, which often reflect differences in size. A small market town may have a club of perhaps 20 members, whereas in large centres the number can be closer to 100. Some clubs concentrate on local community or vocational projects.  Others link up with a sister club in another country to undertake international projects. Each club decides how it wants to use the resources it has available.

Please take the time to watch the video below from Rotary International. It gives you a flavour of what Rotarians do.