Rotary International Basics
We're a GRASSROOTS organization. We carry out our most meaningful service through our Rotary Clubs. Each club elects its own officers and enjoys considerable autonomy within the framework of Rotary's constitution and bylaws. Rotary Districts (groups of clubs) support these efforts and are led by District governors. Rotary clubs belong to the global association Rotary International, led by the RI President and RI Board Of Directors.
We direct our service in six AREAS OF FOCUS:
- Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
- Disease prevention and treatment
- Water and sanitation
- Maternal and child health
- Basic education and literacy
- Economic and community development
Each club strives to reflect the DIVERSITY of its community in its mix of professions, genders, ages, and ethnicities. This ensures that a wide variety of expertise is available for club projects.