The Rotary movement and what we stand for:
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL is a worldwide organisation of business and professional leaders whose mission is to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help advance world understanding, goodwill and peace.
There are approximately 1.4 million Rotarians belonging to over 46,000 Rotary Clubs located in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.
Rotary is a non-political, non-religious organisation open to all persons regardless of race, colour, or personal beliefs.
The first Rotary club was founded in 1905 by Chicago attorney Paul Harris. Other clubs soon sprang up and within a few years clubs were being formed in all continents. The Rotary Club of Dudley received its charter in 1922 and is one of the oldest in Great Britain.
Although Rotary was originally men-only today it is open to all, and the Dudley club has both female and male members.
The Dudley club meets weekly - on Thursdays in the early evening - for a meal, to hear a guest speaker or discuss our projects and social activities, and to enjoy great fellowship.
To find out more about Rotary worldwide, follow this link; to read about Rotary in Britain and Ireland see here, and for information about other clubs in our District, which covers Staffordshire, Shropshire and part of the West Midlands, see this link.
The Rotary Motto: "Service Above Self"
The Rotary emblem:
the cogwheel symbolises action and members working together.
Interested in joining? Want to know more?:
Rotarians are friendly, outgoing, and welcoming. If you would like to know more about us, what we do and how we tick, then you are welcome to join us at a club meeting or one of our open social events. Just contact the Club Secretary in the first instance.