About Rotary

The Downtown Rotary Club of Statesboro provides its members many opportunities for service and fellowship. This website contains information about those opportunities. If you browse the About Rotary section of the site you'll find interesting information about the Rotary movement, its history, goals, and programs. The Our Club section provides info on who we are, how we are organized and meeting information. In the Our Projects section there is information on our various community projects.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world.  Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs located in 166 countries.

Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women.  The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.

The main objective of Rotary is service in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.  Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence.  Rotarians also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development.  The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.

All Rotarians worldwide are united in a campaign for the global eradication of polio.  In the 1980s, Rotarians raised $240 million to immunize the children of the world; by 2005, Rotary's centenary year and the target date for the certification of a polio-free world, the PolioPlus program will have contributed $500 million to this cause.  In addition, Rotary has provided an army of volunteers to promote and assist at national immunization days in polio-endemic countries around the world.

The Downtown Statesboro Rotary Club was founded in 1986.