Rotary International is one of the world’s first service organizations. Founded in 1905, it has grown to over 35,000 chapters with over 1.2 million members in virtually every country. Defined by their website, Rotary’s purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political, non-sectarian organization, open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference.
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