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The Rotary movement and what we stand for:

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL is a worldwide organisation of business and professional leaders whose mission is to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help advance world understanding, goodwill and peace.

There are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belonging to over 32,000 Rotary Clubs located in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

Rotary is a non-political, non-religious organisation open to all persons regardless of race, colour, or personal beliefs.

The first Rotary club was founded in 1905 by Chicago attorney Paul Harris. Other clubs soon sprang up and within a few years clubs were being formed in all continents. The Rotary Club of Dudley received its charter in 1922 and is one of the oldest in Great Britain.

For the first about 80 years the Rotary movement was exclusively male but today many clubs have both male and female members. The Rotary Club of Dudley remains predominantly male at present.

The Dudley club meets weekly - on Mondays in the early evening - for a meal, to hear a guest speaker or discuss our service goals, and to enjoy great fellowship.

To find out more about Rotary worldwide, follow this link; to read about Rotary in Britain and Ireland see here, and for information about other clubs in our District, which covers Staffordshire, Shropshire and part of the West Midlands, see this link.


The Rotary Motto: "Service Above Self"
 
Rotary logo      

The Rotary emblem: the cogwheel, emblem of Rotary for over 80 years, symbolises action and members working together.



Interested in joining? Want to know more?:
Rotarians are friendly, outgoing, and welcoming. If you would like to know more about us, what we do and how we tick, then you are welcome to join us at a club meeting or one of our open social events. Just contact the Club Secretary in the first instance.

Inner Wheel Club of Dudley:
Female partners of members of the Rotary Club are welcome to join the Inner Wheel Club of Dudley. This lively and very sociable club has regular monthly meetings plus numerous social events.