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What is Rotary?


We are People of Action

Together we are a united fellowship of men and women who gather in South Pasadena and contribute time, talent and leadership to enhance health, welfare and education in our community and beyond. We are committed to being catalysts for effective humanitarian action

and a more peaceful world.


Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill

and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million

Rotarians belong to more than 35,000 Rotary clubs.


Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and

open to all cultures, races, and creeds.


The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. Interested in learning more about joining Rotary? Contact us here  Check out our Rotary Club Brochure​

What is Rotary really? It's a new set of friends, silly fellowship, volunteer projects for you and your family, networking, connecting with your community and being with great, fun people.


The Four Way Test

Of the things we think, say and do:

1. Is it the TRUTH?

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?


4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to ALL concerned?

Does this resonate with you? Are you

ready to connect and volunteer with people

who share your same values? Learn more

about joining Rotary!

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Rotary International:

As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity.  Rotary will cultivate a diverse. equitable and inclusive culture in which people from under-represented groups have greater opportunities to participate as members and leaders. 

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