Rotary Fun Facts

There are more than 1.2 Million Rotarians all over the world in more than 33,000 Rotary Clubs in more than 200 countries in all geographic areas.

The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships is the world’s largest, privately funded scholarship program.

Providing vitamin A supplements during polio National Immunization Days has averted an estimated 1.5 million childhood deaths since 1998 – testimony to the plus in PolioPlus.

The first service project of the first Rotary club of Chicago was installation of public toilets in the city.

The first Rotaract Club was formed in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

The first women joined Rotary in 1987. Today, more than 196,000 woman are members of Rotary International.

Rotarians in the United States make up 28% of all Rotarians worldwide

Nauru and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island country in Micronesia in the South Pacific. Its nearest neighbor is Banaba Island in Kiribati, 182 miles to the east. It has the least amount of any Rotarians in the world, numbering only 11.