|ROTARY is a service organisation of business and professional leaders united worldwide who help those in need, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and work toward world understanding and peace.||ROTARY is more than 1.2 million service-minded men and women belonging to 32,000 Rotary Clubs in over 200 countries and 35 geographical regions. Membership is by invitation.|
|Rotaryís motto, Service Above Self, exemplifies the humanitarian spirit of the organizationís members. Strong fellowship among Rotarians and meaningful community and international service projects characterize Rotary worldwide.||ROTARY runs the biggest non-government scholarship scheme in the world.|
|ROTARY is compassion for the underprivileged, the ill and the disabled, who benefit from over 50,000 Rotary club service projects in the world each year.||THE ROTARY FOUNDATION gives more than £200 million every year to educational and humanitarian programmes which promote international understanding.|
ROTARY began in 1905 in Chicago. The world headquarters are in
Evanston, Illinois, USA, and the Secretariat of Rotary in Great
Britain and Ireland is at
Kinwarton Road, Alcester, Warwickshire B49 6BP.