Rotary at a Glance

The first club was organised in Chicago, Illinois, USA in 1905. By 1921, Rotary clubs had been formed on 6 continents and the name Rotary International was adopted. The 30,000th club was chartered 80 years later in 2001.

Rotary International offers a broad range of humanitarian, intercultural and educational programmes and activities designed to improve the human condition and advance the organisation's ultimate goal of world understanding and peace. 

Around the world today there are...

  • 1,228,601 Rotarians
  • 34,055 clubs
  • 531 Districts
  • in 210 countries

And here in Australia, there are...

  • 33,579 Rotarians
  • 1,159 clubs
  • 28 Districts

You can download a brochure providing an overview of Rotary here.

    • Meeting Times

      On the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month (except statutory holidays) in the function rooms on Level 4 of The Brisbane Club Tower, 241 Adelaide Street, Brisbane. The best entrance is from Post Office Square (the level above Adelaide Street) through the double glass doors and then right through another set of swing doors to the Brisbane Club lift.

      Arrival is from 12.15 pm with lunch at 12.45 pm. Meetings conclude at 2.00 pm sharp. Visiting Rotarians are extremely welcome.

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