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What is Rotary?
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.
Learn more about our structure and our foundation and our strategic vision.
Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:
Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus:
to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.
Peace and Conflict Resolution
Conflict and violence displace millions of people each year. Half of those people that are killed in conflict are children, and 90 percent are of all people killed are civilians. We refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts.
Basic Education and Literacy
More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for everyone.
Water and Sanitation
Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life. When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.
Maternal and Child Health
Rotary makes high-quality health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger.We expand access to quality care, so mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future. An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year all of which can be prevented.
Disease Prevention and Treatment
Our health is everything. Yet 400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care. We believe good health care is everyone’s right. We design and build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients, and governments to work together. Rotarians work together globally, locally to change peoples lives.
Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty. Our members and our foundation work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities. We provide training and access to well-paying jobs and financial management institutions.
Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change....
... across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
MEET OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD
Passionately committed to making the world a better place.
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Past President Saskia Wijngaard
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VP and Pres. Elect: Pat Manna
Pat Manna is our President Elect, a retired Florist who has built a reputation around caring for his community. He is also our Secretary.