Rotary International

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 29,000 Rotary clubs.

Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women. The world’s Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.

The main objective of Rotary is service – in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, clean water, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self.”

Rotary International is the spearheading member of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and is the largest private sector donor. It has contributed more than US$600 million to the polio eradication activities in 122 countries. In addition, tens of thousands of Rotarians have partnered with their national ministries of health, UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and with health providers at the grassroots level in thousands of communities.

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is a not-for-profit corporation that promotes world understanding through international humanitarian service programs and educational and cultural exchanges. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and others who share its vision of a better world. Since 1947, the Foundation has awarded more than US$1.1 billion in humanitarian and educational grants, which are initiated and administered by local Rotary clubs and districts.

(Residents line up for water from the new well in the village of Tonosuano, Ghana. With support of Rotary Global Grants, two wells were drilled in the village and residents were trained to repair the wells.)

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Nov
1
Wed
7:30 pm Let’s Discuss It: Kathleen Barber @ Ambler Theater
Let’s Discuss It: Kathleen Barber @ Ambler Theater
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm
Let's Discuss It: Kathleen Barber @ Ambler Theater | Ambler | Pennsylvania | United States
  Upper Dublin & Wissahickon Valley Public Libraries present the Fall 2017 “Let’s Discuss it!” program: An Evening with Author Kathleen Barber Wednesday, November 1, 7:30p at Ambler Theater, 108 E Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA,[...]
Nov
4
Sat
all-day Rotary Foundation Seminar @ Montgomery County Community College
Rotary Foundation Seminar @ Montgomery County Community College
Nov 4 all-day
District 7430’s Annual Foundation Seminar and Grant Certification Training & workshop will be held at the Montco Community College on Saturday Nov 4th, Please check the district webpage for more details and how to register to attend:[...]
Nov
12
Sun
all-day Rotary UN Day @ United Nations Headquarters
Rotary UN Day @ United Nations Headquarters
Nov 12 all-day
For more information and how to purchase tickets visit: http://rotarydistrict7430.org/event/rotary-un-day/
Dec
20
Wed
6:00 pm Club Meeting: Holiday Dinner (6 PM) @ William Penn Inn
Club Meeting: Holiday Dinner (6 PM) @ William Penn Inn
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Families and friends invited! NO regular luncheon meeting.

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