Rotary International is a worldwide fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of service. It is acknowledged as the world's first service organisation. Rotary has more than 25,000 clubs with a membership of over 1 million men and women in more than 170 countries and geographical areas.
Rotary does not make any claim to be a philosophy of life. However through its commitment to service and international understanding it provides a channel in which a persons desire to serve - a desire inherent in all civilised philosophies and religions - may find expression and opportunity.
The spirit of Rotary, which has attracted so many people of different races, cultures and faiths, have been simply but eloquently stated in "The Object of Rotary".
Rotarians are encouraged to serve individually, and as members of their clubs, through their vocations and by the application of service to their personal, business, and community lives in the context of Rotary.
Each Rotary club normally meets weekly and each member is expected to attend meetings regularly. Members have the right to visit other Rotary clubs in any country .
Rotary usually draws its membership from men and women of managerial or executive responsibility who are in a position to influence the conduct of their particular profession or business.