Rotary began in Chicago over 100 years ago, when a lawyer, Paul Harris, arranged a meeting with a small group of businessmen who were seeking friendship and business integrity in a corrupt and violent city.
The name of the organisation came from the fact that meetings were rotated between the offices of each member.
As of today, we have over 1.2 million members who come together to network, campaign for causes, and raise funds, which support both local community projects and huge worldwide campaigns.
In Great Britain & Ireland alone, Rotary has over 1,800 clubs consisting of more than 50,000 members.
The Rotary e-club exists to attract a new generation of Rotarians, who wish to support vital charity projects, make new friends and business connections, and raise their profile.
In doing so, we’re not asking you to commit to attending endless meetings; you can spend as little or as much time as you can afford in making your personal contribution to society.