Welcome to the Rotary Club of London!

The Rotary Club of London, founded in 1911, was the first to be chartered outside North America, and is the premier Club in Great Britain.

It held its first meeting at Simpsons in the Strand. Following on from this, a further 108 Clubs were established in London.

About Rotary

Rotary International

Rotary International is a worldwide organisation of service clubs which brings together professional, business and community leaders to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

For 114 years, Rotary members have been addressing challenges around the world. Grassroots at the core, Rotary today links over 1.2 million members to form an organisation of international scope with nearly 35,000 Clubs around the world serving communities and providing for good causes wheever they are.

The Original Social Network

Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings amongst the offices of its members. The organisation adopted the maxim “Business is the science of human service and a person profits most who serves his fellow best.” Later the adopted motto of the Rotary organisation beame the much simpler “Service above Self.”

Meet our members

From left: The Rotary Club of London, Past President Lui Hui, Vice President Stefan Braunecker, President, Tim MacAndrews, Hon. Secretary Ian Balcombe, Hon. Treasure Hugh Kirk MBE

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At the Rotary Club of London, our activites are not just social and fundraising. The Club has several specialist Committees which oversee various aspects of the work that we carry out. These include an Interntional Committee to oversee our international filling and a Community and Vocational Committee which undertakes a lots of voluntary activites in the Community.

Rotary is committed to service in very many fields and is not afraid to set bold goals. Rotary began its fight against polio in 1979, starting with a project to immunise 6 million children in the Philippines. Today, this project covers the world and polio remains endemic in only 2 countries – down from 125 in 1988, and Rotary has comitted almost 1 billion US dollars to this campaign which is still on-going.