Rotary International

Barry RassinA word from our ROTARY INTERNATIONAL President, Barry Rassin

Since Rotary was founded 113 years ago, its role in the world and in the lives of its members has been in a state of continuous evolution. In its earliest days, Rotary offered its members a way to find fellowship and friendship and to build connections within their communities. Soon after, service found a place in Rotary, and as our organization expanded, so did its influence. In time, Rotary’s service, supported by our Rotary Foundation, would change the lives of families and communities across the world. We formed partnerships and focused our service to increase our impact. We launched the world’s largest public-private health initiative, partnering with governments, international organizations, and countless local and regional health agencies to eradicate polio. More and more, our members came to us seeking not just friendship but a way to take action for good.

Rotary still is, and always will be, the organization Paul Harris envisioned: a place where people from every corner of the earth can come together to become something greater than themselves. Yet Rotary today offers something of singular and enduring value: the chance to be part of a global network of people who have the talent and the drive to change the world. We are men and women who believe in the power of community action to make a global impact — and together, we have the capacity and the resources to achieve almost anything.

Globally, Rotary is more relevant than ever before, and its potential for good is vast. Unfortunately, not enough people fully understand what Rotary is and does. Even within our clubs, many Rotarians don’t know enough about Rotary to take full advantage of what Rotary membership offers.

Rotary service transforms lives and communities. To achieve even more of that truly transformational service, we need to think differently about our role in Rotary, and Rotary’s role in the world. We need to put more emphasis on our public image, using social media to build our membership and attract the partners that can help us scale up our service. We need to focus on larger projects that have a more lasting impact, taking the time to research and plan work that spans Rotary years and terms of office. Most important of all, we need to Be the Inspiration for positive change, inspiring our clubs, our communities, and our organization to face today’s challenges head on, with courage, optimism, and creativity.

As Paul Harris put it, “Rotary is a microcosm of a world at peace, a model which nations will do well to follow.” To me, Rotary is not only a model but an inspiration. It shows us what is possible, inspires us to reach for it, and gives us a path to act — and to Be the Inspiration to our world.

Barry Rassin
President, Rotary International, 2018-19


For more information, please visit Rotary International’s website.


Please visit Rotary International’s Foundation page to learn about the incredible ways that people worldwide have been helped with the support of donations and also contributions from each and every Rotary club globally.

One of our most famous and long-lasting campaigns is ‘END POLIO NOW’. For 30 years, Rotarians have been raising money and working hard to travel across the globe, vaccinating children in many countries in a massive effort to stamp out this horrid disease. We are almost there – in 2019, there have been less than 20 cases reported worldwide. We are so close.

We have been honoured to have the very welcomed help from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

For every pound raised via Rotary for the eradication of Polio, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation treble it, thereby making an incredible contribution to the worldwide effort.

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Happy to learn that.I am a Rotarian Dist RI 3282 Holding a sr.position.My son in law works at Habitat as specialist

Thank you Tim Schilds for submitting this short story of how little actions of a single person when combined with a group of like-minded individuals, can influence change for a family and a community. I’m humbled.

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Thank you Rotarian's for your service to your Club, Town you are from and also the World!

District 3420 02:45am here in Indonesia and very proud to be one of the rtn #RotaryUNday

Brunswick, Maine, USA Rotary Club says "hi!"

Inspired from District 1175, Bodmin Club in Cornwall.UK.

From Paris Porte d Orléans 1660 district we are proud to be with you

Pleasure to be attending to this live!

Great speech!

With love from Rotary Club of Abuja Kubwa , District 9125, Nigeria

Congratulations fom IPP, Rotary club of Dinajpur, & Zone Seccretary,Zone-34, Bangladesh,RI -3281.

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Casa Grande Daybreak Rotary Club Arizona USA!!

Wonderful Rotary!

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So glad to be a Rotariër! RC Geraardsbergen Belgium

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Hi there, greetings from Argentina 🇦🇷 TRF Alumni Association D-4920

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Best wishes Rotary club of Hyderabad District 3271, Pakistan.

So proud...

BONJOUR Monsieur le Président. Rotary Pertuis

thank Rotary lnternational for their committment to humanity

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Thanks Rotary, so proud to be a Rotarian!

great....Congrats..Good information..

I am also proud to be Rotarian, because it serves humanity... with the motto " service above self"

Heartiest Felicitations to Rotary International and all its world wide members. Congrats & Best Wishes for the achievements together with United Nations and all other Partners in Service!

My Congratulations to all..

In honor of Rotary International’s deep involvement in helping to create the United Nations, each year, on November 9th is Rotary International Day at the UN. Additionally, Rotary International is the only Non Government Organization to actually have a seat at the UN.

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Rotarians continue to service the world !

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On behalf of Group We are Rotarians and Rotary World Wishing You all the best Congratulations

District 3420 Lombok Indonesia very proud of you Ibu Ace Robin xoxo

Excelent, Congrats!!! I live with the Rotary spirit !!!

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Rotary.....#PeopleOfAction . Well done Great Rotarians.

Proud to be part of Great Rotary Family

Congratulations people of action. Proud of you fellow Rotarians. Keep up the spirit of service above self.

We are looking forward to the event tomorrow.

Proud to be part of the world of Rotary International.

Well done, & greetings! District 3300

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Thanks to fellow Rotarians who are making a difference. Peace.

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PROUD OF YOU .

Respect Bowdi🙏🙏 as well congrats.

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Let's help them register to vote wherever they are!

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