Who are Rotarians?
Rotarians are business and professional leaders who take an active role in their communities while greatly enriching their personal and professional lives. A Rotary club contains a diverse group of professional leaders from the community that the club serves. Rotary is essentially a grassroots organization, with most of its service efforts being carried out at the club level. The district and international structure is designed to support the clubs and help them provide more service in their local communities and abroad.There are 1.2 million Rotarians in over 35,000 clubs worldwide.
Rotarians are members of Rotary clubs, which belong to the global association Rotary International (RI). Each club elects its own officers and enjoys considerable autonomy within the framework of Rotary’s constitution and bylaws.
Clubs are grouped into 531 RI districts , each led by a district governor, who is an officer of RI. The district administration, including assistant governors and various committees, guides and supports the clubs. Our district is Rotary International District 7820, which includes clubs from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and St. Pierre & Miquelon.
What sort of service projects do Rotary do?
Rotary International is the largest service organization in the world. It provides the link for the 33,000 Rotary clubs and coordinates projects between clubs. The guiding principles of Rotary International, and indeed of all Rotarians, help to define Rotary.The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world. The mission of The Rotary Foundation 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.
Like all Rotary clubs, the Rotary Club of Stratford conducts many projects in our community and internationally. Every dollar raised through fundraising is used for local or international improvements.