Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the smooth functioning of Rotary clubs.
Vocational Service -
Vocational Service involves club members serving others through their professions and aspiring to high ethical standards. Rotarians, as business leaders, share skills and expertise through their vocations, and they inspire others in the process.
Community Service -
Community Service is the opportunity Rotary clubs have to implement club projects and activities that improve life in the local community.
International Service -
International Service encompasses efforts to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the world and to promote world understanding and peace. It includes everything from contributing to Polio Plus to helping Rotary Youth Exchange students adjust to their host countries.
Interact is a service club for young people ages 14-18. Sponsored by local Rotary clubs, Interact clubs give young people an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills and meeting new friends.
Rotaract is a service club for young people ages 18 to 30. Sponsored by local Rotary clubs, Rotaract clubs conduct community and international service projects, and participate in professional and leadership development activities.
A Rotary Community Corps (RCC) is a group of non-Rotarian men and women who share Rotarians' commitment to service. Under the guidance of a sponsoring Rotary club, RCC members put their own skills to work to improve the quality of life in their communities.
Rotary Fellowships are groups of Rotarians organized by recreational or vocational interests. Rotary Fellowships unite Rotarians in friendship and service, the exchange of ideas, and the pursuit of international understanding.
Rotary Friendship Exchange provides Rotarians the opportunity to experience other cultures by staying in the homes of Rotarians in other countries. The program advances international understanding and peace through personal contact across borders while developing interclub relationships.
The Rotary Volunteers program increases Rotarian participation in volunteer activities by providing service opportunities in a volunteer’s local community and communities abroad. At the international level, two directories are available to match registered Rotary Volunteers with service projects.
In the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program, young people ages 14-30, chosen for their leadership potential, attend a seminar, camp, or workshop to discuss and practice leadership skills. Rotary clubs and districts select participants and organize the event.
Through the World Community Service program, Rotarians conduct community service projects to meet human needs and improve lives. Clubs in need of help to complete a project partner with a club abroad willing to provide funds, materials, and technical and professional assistance.
Youth Exchange is an international exchange program that provides thousands of young people with the opportunity to meet people from other lands and to experience their cultures, beginning a lifetime of international understanding.
The Rotary Foundation of RI is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
2005-06 Contributions $ 119,000,000.
Spent $ 108,000,000 in support of humanitarian and educational programs implemented by clubs and districts.
Contributions go to one of three main funds
Annual Program Fund – provides grants and awards through Foundation programs
Permanent Fund – endowment from which only a portion of the earnings are spent in support of Foundation programs, ensuring the long-term viability of the Foundation
PolioPlus Fund – which supports Rotary’s dream of a polio-free world
Every Rotarian Every Year supports vital Foundation programs
The PolioPlus program provides funding for vaccine and transportation for mass immunization campaigns as well as support for social mobilization, surveillance, and laboratories to help carry out the final stages of global polio eradication. Rotarians have raised funds that will amount to more than $ 650 million in support and provided hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours.
US. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization
Rotarians have Raised more than $ 650 million
Two Billion under 5 have received vaccinations
Five million people who might otherwise be paralyzed are walking today
5000,000 new cases of Polio are prevented each year
Making up your meeting with a Rotaract club, Interact club, Rotary Community Corps, or Rotary Fellowship is a great way to explore and find out about these programs. To locate these meetings you can contact your:
Participating in a club-sponsored event is a great way to support the service work of your club and make-up a meeting. Check with your club secretary to see if these or other club events may count as make-ups :
Club service project
Club-sponsored community event
Other meetings or events as authorized by the club board