About Rotary

What is Rotary?


Rotary is a 1.2 million-member organisation started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. 


The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.


Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.


There are over 33,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries world-wide. There are over 1700 clubs in Rotary Great Britain & Ireland (RGBI).


Interested in joining us?

 

If you are interesting in joining us, just complete the contact form on the 'Contact Us' page and we will be in touch with you. We would be delighted to welcome you to one of our meetings as a guest