Worcester Rotary! We
are one of the oldest clubs in the
International organization, having been established in March,
1912, and have been in continuous operation since that time. The
Rotary was formed just seven years after the first
was established in Illinois, and it was assigned charter number 51.
Today there are over 32,000 clubs located in 168 countries with over
1.2 million Rotarians.
is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders
that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical
standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in
As a service organization, the Club works with and provides support
to many Worcester area nonprofits through 26 standing committees.
Some examples of the many recent recipients of
support are Big Brothers/Big
Sisters, Girls Inc., Boys and Girls Scouts, Plumley Village, Dynamy,
Centro Las Americas. Salisbury Singers, Fresh Air Fund, You Inc.,
YMCA and the YWCA. The
club membership represents nearly every type of business or
profession. Rotarians are guided by a four-way test which measures
words and actions by their truthfulness, fairness, goodwill and
benefits to all.