About Us

Rotary International is a volunteer organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotary club members belonging to 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. All Rotary clubs share the same guiding principals.

Rotary clubs address critical issues at home and abroad. Clubs exist to improve communities through a range of humanitarian, intercultural and educational activities. Clubs advance international understanding by partnering with clubs in other countries. Rotary also encourages high ethical standards in all vocations. Examples of Rotary’s focus areas include: Polio Eradication, Peace, International Education, Humanitarian Projects, Literacy and Water Management.

Founded in Chicago in 1905, Rotary celebrated 100 years of service in 2005. The Rotary Foundation has awarded more than US$2.1 billion in grants, which are administered at the local level by Rotary clubs.

Founded in 1923 the Rotary Club of Corvallis is the oldest of the local clubs. We meet every week on Thursdays at 11:45 am at the Corvallis Country Club with an informative program and learn about how our Club is making a difference in our community and the world. We are especially committed to student and youth development, eradicating polio, and performing social service in our community and around the world.