Rotary at a Glance

The first club was organised in Chicago, Illinois, USA in 1905. By 1921, Rotary clubs had been formed on 6 continents and the name Rotary International was adopted. The 30,000th club was chartered 80 years later in 2001.

Rotary International offers a broad range of humanitarian, intercultural and educational programmes and activities designed to improve the human condition and advance the organisation’s ultimate goal of world understanding and peace. 

Around the world today there are…

  • 1,228,601 Rotarians
  • 34,055 clubs
  • 531 Districts
  • in 210 countries

And here in Australia, there are…

  • 33,579 Rotarians
  • 1,159 clubs
  • 28 Districts

You can download a brochure providing an overview of Rotary here.