We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity. Club Service, Vocational Service, Community Service, International Service, and Youth Service
Founded in 1905, Rotary is the world's first service organization. It has now grown into a global network of over 1.2 million members in 200 countries Rotary clubs are non-religious, non-governmental, and open to men and women of every race, culture, and creed. Rotary club members represent a crosssection of local community business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and resources to help others in their communities as well as throughout the world. Rotary clubs carry out a variety of service projects. "Polio Plus" is a worldwide effort to eradicate polio, which used to claim hundreds of victims and now is found in only two countries in the world. Other Rotary projects target hunger, poverty, and pollution. Service to children is a major emphasis.