Rotary International (RI) is the world’s first service organization, with Clubs in 196 countries and geographical areas. Rotary members volunteer their time and talent to further the Rotary motto: Service Above Self.

Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus:

Promoting peace through understanding and conflict mediation

Fighting disease, especially polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria

Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene by sharing of expertise for effective and sustainable solutions

Saving mothers and children by increasing capacity for and access to quality care

Supporting education, especially by helping to strengthen communities’ capacities, reducing gender disparity, and increasing adult literacy

Growing local economies through service projects, creating opportunities, and bolstering entrepreneurship, especially among women.