We are 1.2 million neighbours, friends, and community leaders who are creating positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Our diverse experiences, occupations and cultures give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish remarkable feats. 
 
Our clubs are where Rotary’s humanitarian work begins. At club meetings, members not only catch up with friends and hear what’s happening in our communities, they also exchange ideas for creating positive change. But it doesn’t stop there.
 
Our global network makes it possible for members to connect with business, professional, and community leaders anywhere in the world. You can experience a new culture, use your professional skills for a good cause, or simply share a hobby. If you can’t do it at home, you can surely do it at Rotary’s annual convention, where our diverse membership comes together for inspiration, education, and fun. 
Rotary International News
In a time of social upheaval, where should America go?

Chicago Rotarian Xavier Ramey says the key to creating an equitable society is understanding where we’ve been

Rotarians pledge to restore the monarch butterfly’s disappearing habitat

Seventy-five percent of the world’s plant species are dependent on pollinators, such as the monarch, to survive

History: A Home for Headquarters

The idea that Rotary should own its headquarters dates back at least to the 1920 convention, when RI President Albert Adams said that he hoped to someday see the headquarters in a beautiful building of Rotary’s own.

Hunger hits home: The pandemic reminds us that food insecurity isn’t just ‘over there’

Hunger and malnutrition unleashed by COVID-19 could carry the impact of the pandemic far into the future.

In the face of a pandemic, the important work of fighting polio must continue

Rotary and its partners have mobilized disease-fighting infrastructure to respond to COVID-19 —while remaining dedicated to eradicating polio

For true economic development, women are essential

Here’s why these organizations and their Rotary club partners are supporting local women’s entrepreneurship with financial literacy, small business loans, and one-on-one advisors.

How Rotary is alleviating the effects of isolation during COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic, members are discovering ways to connect, cope, and care for each other and people in the communities they serve.

High-speed internet isn’t a luxury; it’s essential for a 21st-century education

A Rotary club in Denver, Colorado, USA helped expand the information highway to reach all the state’s kids

Rotex fills the gap after Rotary Youth Exchange

After returning home, many students miss their lives abroad. Rotex helps keep the international connections going

How a Rotary member is addressing educational inequality on her home turf

Deepa Willingham established a learning center in poverty stricken Piyali, India to provide a better future for girls

Disease detectives: In a public health crisis, contact tracers are on the case

Contact tracing has been a cornerstone of public health for much of the past century, even before the novel coronavirus.