WHAT IS ROTARY ALL ABOUT?

The Rotary Club of Buena Vista, CO is young and growing Rotary Club. This section will help identify what the Club's objectives are and how it relates to its parent organization - Rotary International (RI). This information is intended to assist you in deciding whether the Club offers you what you are looking for in a service club.

The following three paragraphs summarize what Rotary International is all about:
Rotary is a volunteer organization of 1.2 million business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace. About 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas conduct projects to address today’s challenges — including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns — while encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations.

As the world’s largest private provider of international scholarships, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International helps more than 1,000 students annually to study abroad and serve as cultural ambassadors. Rotary also partners with seven prestigious universities around the world, providing opportunities to earn a master’s degree in peace and conflict resolution. PolioPlus is Rotary’s flagship program. By the time polio is eradicated, Rotary club members will have contributed US$850 million and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than two billion children in 122 countries. Rotary is a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, along with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Founded in Chicago in 1905 as the world’s first volunteer service organization, Rotary quickly expanded around the globe. Today, club members meet weekly to plan service projects, discuss community and international issues, and enjoy fellowship. Clubs are nonpolitical and open to every race, culture, and creed.

Fore more information about Rotary, please see:
Rotary Basics - A Guide for New Members       

This short overview should give perspective members a good idea about the ideals of RI and the precepts upon which the Rotary Club of Buena Vista, Co was founded. For additional information about the Rotary Club of  Buena Vista, CO please click here to see our Core Values.

Rotary Club of Buena Vista, CO                                       
P.O. Box 1501, Buena Vista, CO  81211