About Rotary International

Rotary International is a world-wide association of local clubs for people who care about the community locally, nationally and internationally.

The first Rotary meeting was called by Paul Harris in Chicago in 1905 with three friends and by the end of the year the Rotary Club of Chicago had 30 members. It became international in 1910 with the forming of the Rotary Club of Winnipeg and the first club outside North America was formed in Dublin the following year. By 1921, the organisation was represented on every continent.

Rotary International now constitutes approximately 1.2 million members in over 30,000 Clubs across more than 200 countries and geographical areas worldwide. Its members are welcomed at any of these clubs regardless of background, nationality, age or similar criteria.

The basis of all thriving Rotary Clubs is friendship and all visiting Rotarians and guests can be assured of a friendly, hospitable welcome when visiting our club.

About Rotary Derby South:

Rotary Derby South has been enriching people's lives locally & internationally for 49 years through charitable endeavours.  We meet regularly at our Mickleover base and it is an excellent opportunity to network, meet new people and become a core member of your local community.  If you are interested in finding out more, please contact our club secretary, Rotarian Lesley Reynolds, via email (

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