The name "Rotary" derived from the early
practice of rotating meetings among members' offices.
Rotary's popularity spread throughout the United States in the decade that followed, clubs were chartered from San Francisco to New York.
By 1921 Rotary clubs had been formed on six continents and the organization adopted the
name Rotary International a year later.
Rotary is a worldwide organization of business
and professional leaders that provides
humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill
and peace in the world.
Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to
more than 32,000 Rotary clubs located in 200 countries.
Rotary club represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men
The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious and open to all cultures, races and creeds.