It is said that every minute of every day Rotary will touch the lives of millions somewhere in the world.
By combining their skills and resources, members of Rotary are able to make a real contribution to the lives of others.
In local communities alone, each club raises tens of thousands of pounds for community projects and local charities, often more. Members also volunteer their time - supervising community events, running a host of projects aimed at promoting the achievements of young people, coordinating educational programmes, and supporting local businesses.
Because Rotary is found in more than 200 countries and regions worldwide, we are in the unique position of being able to reach people in need all over the planet, from running life-changing projects in developing countries to making an immediate response to disaster-hit regions.
In addition, Rotary also has its own charity - The Rotary Foundation - which funds the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty throughout the world.
For information about Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland, click here
The Rotary Club of the South Cotswolds is part of Rotary District 1100 which covers Bristol, North Somerset, Gloucestershire, Greater Swindon, Worcestershire and Herefordshire. For details of the remit of District 1100, and its activities and those of the Rotary Clubs within the District, click here
Rotary District 1100 has set up an innovative eRotary club which meets online rather than face-to-face, and is aimed at people who would like to help others through Rotary but, possibly owing to work commitments or location, find this difficult.
District 1100 eRotary, as this club is called, sponsors Rotaract which is a world-wide community for 18 to 30 year old people who would like to help others - there are currently over 184,000 members! For more information on eRotary or Rotaract, click here