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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Rotary International's work around the world promotes peace 🕊️, provides clean water 💧, supports education 📚, saves mothers and children 👩‍👧‍👦, grows local economies 💰, and fights disease—especially polio 💉. Which emojis make you think of Rotary? #WorldEmojiDay ... See MoreSee Less

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This water is providing a critcal soure of income to a Maasai tribe in Kenya. It is used to make soap that they sell to finance the needs of their village while improving handwashing and sanitation. See how the program was developed with the Rotary Club of Evanston - on.rotary.org/2JqDzSC ... See MoreSee Less

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Wonderful project and partnership!

Congrats nice idea

Congratulations 👏 RC EVANSTON 😍🤩🎉

great..

Read the articel. And share

what a life live for others!

Greetings from Rotary club of Chennai Velachery, District 3232 , India.

Well done from Rotary club of Banjul district 9101

Yeah, I remember this visit on 11 November 2018!

This might be your district of abode Barbara Parkins

Fozia Keerio

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4 days ago

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See what a Rotary Peace Centers Fellowship is really like from the perspective of a fellow working to help women and children in conflict areas. 🎥 ... See MoreSee Less

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good job.nice interactions...

Well done

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Discover what "Rotary Connects the World" means to President Mark Maloney in his latest message: on.rotary.org/2XZHVby ... See MoreSee Less

Discover what Rotary Connects the World means to President Mark Maloney in his latest message: https://on.rotary.org/2XZHVby

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Mr. Maloney, a great theme for this year, the only issue is how much the authority of RI believe in it and act as they talk. The reason last year ex-president and other authorities did not inspire me and many other Rotarians. and they act totally against what they preached, Be the inspiration............... I hope this year will be different............... We will see

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Hearty congrats Sidique

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Yes sir in the deep meaning of rotary organization is to connect with each others understand & then try to solve the local & world's problem About hunger ' poverty ' clean drinking water & health ' rather than we see to our states Be a true' loyal and feelingful personality we ll get our soul true calm Naeem akhtar Uni town pakistan 32 72

Rotary connects you to people from all walks of life.

Indeed it does from Rotary club of Banjul

Join today!! Contact a local club for details!!

So how are we conected with you?

That is true with rotary since 1984

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7 days ago

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In Mexico, the Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside is "making a splash" by delivering $500K of medical supplies to a American Red Cross clinic in need. 🇲🇽 🏥 on.rotary.org/2Xx3oUV ... See MoreSee Less

In Mexico, the Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside is making a splash by delivering $500K of medical supplies to a American Red Cross clinic in need. 🇲🇽 🏥 https://on.rotary.org/2Xx3oUV

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Wow! Well-done my dear friends. God bless you all as you innovate to connect the World.

Thank you for generosity!

This is so wonderful to see especially in times when the American/ Mexican relationship is not at its best. Well done 👍

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Saw your story in the July Rotarian! Rotary Club of Hattiesburg-Sunrise

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