Brief History of Rotary International
“WHATEVER ROTARY MAY MEAN TO US, TO THE WORLD IT WILL BE KNOWN BY THE RESULTS IT ACHIEVES.”—PAUL P. HARRIS
Rotary International is a service organization 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.
Rotary is a 112 years global giving network of 1.23 million neighbours, friends, leaders, problem solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Today there are 35000+ clubs spread across 200+ countries, with the motto of Service Above Self and addressing challenges around the world.
Paul Harris, is the founder of Rotary International, where professionals from diverse backgrounds exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships & give back to the communities. The very first “Rotary Club” was formed on 23rd February 1905. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of its members.
“Rotary Club” was first formed in Chicago, USA. Today there are 35000+ clubs spread across 200+ countries, with the motto of Service Above Self and addressing challenges around the world. Rotarians share responsibility of taking action on world’s persistent issues to promote peace & eduation, save mothers & children, fight disease, provide clean water & sanitation, grow local economies.
We belong to Rotary International District 3190.
Rotary Bangalore Whitefield Central
Rotary Bangalore Whitefield Central (RBWC), established in 2008, is dedicated to serving the local and world community. Consists of business and community leaders, supports many projects
- Distributing computers to govt. schools
- Free health check up camps, heart surgeries, eye surgeries to poor and needy people
- Sanitation and solar lighting for schools
- Seminars and vocational programs for youth
- Empowering poor through sustainable income generating support
- Adopted a village and providing support for the various needs
- Supports Rotary International for various projects such as polio eradication