Rotary, short for Rotary International - is a worldwide association of local clubs for men and women in business or professions who:
- Provide humanitarian service to the community at local, national and international level
- Encourage high ethical standards in all vocations
- Work for goodwill and peace in the world
Rotary was founded in 1905 and now has 1.25 million members in more than 28,000 clubs in 168 countries across 35 geographical regions. There are 1,834 clubs in Great Britain and Ireland with over 60,000 members.
The Rotary Club of Ealing, Hanwell and Northfields was formed in 2000, following the amalgamation of the Rotary Club of Hanwell which itself was founded in 1954 and the Rotary Club of Northfields which was founded in 1980. The name Ealing was added when the Ealing Club ceased to exist.
The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
- The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.
- A high ethical standard in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of any Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
- The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarians personal, business and community life.
- The advancement of the international understanding, goodwill and peace through the world, fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
But above all, one of our key objectives at Ealing, Hanwell and Northfields is to have FUN whilst helping others.