The Story of Rotary

Rotary started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.

Over time, Rotary’s reach and vision gradually extended to humanitarian service. Members have a long track record of addressing challenges in their communities and around the world.

“Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves.“     Paul Harris Rotary founder

Our ongoing commitment endures today through an organization that remains truly international. Only 16 years after being founded, Rotary had clubs on six continents. Our members now span the globe, working to solve some of our world’s most challenging problems.

We’re not afraid to dream big and set bold goals. We began our fight against polio in 1979 with a project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines. Today, polio remains endemic in only two countries — down from 125 in 1988.

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Club Events

Weekly Club Meeting at Dubsdread Ballroom
Speaker: Robert Bunting, CEO, The Climate Adaptation Center
Topic: Climate Change
December 1st 2022 7:15 am
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Weekly Club Meeting at Dubsdread Ballroom
Speaker: Lenora Spence, Consumer Advocate, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Topic: Consumer Protection from Scams and Fraud
December 8th 2022 7:15 am
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Weekly Club Meeting at Dubsdread Ballroom
Speaker: Christmas Program by the Edgewater High School Chorus
Topic: Merry Christmas from the Rotary Club of College Park.
December 15th 2022 7:15 am
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Upcoming Speakers

Robert Bunting, CEO, The Climate Adaptation Center
Climate Change
Dec 1st 2022 7:15 am
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Lenora Spence, Consumer Advocate, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Consumer Protection from Scams and Fraud
Dec 8th 2022 7:15 am
More info

Christmas Program by the Edgewater High School Chorus
Merry Christmas from the Rotary Club of College Park.
Dec 15th 2022 7:15 am
More info