Learning & Reference

About Rotary

We connect leaders, link diverse perspectives and build lasting relationships to take action in our communities at home and around the globe. Discover who we are, what we do, and how we take on some of the world's most challenging problems.

Our structure

Understand how we are organized. Learn about Rotary International, The Rotary Foundation, and our partners.

Our priorities

Get to know the pillars of our work: Rotary’s guiding principles, areas of focus, and action plan.

Action plan

We’ve identified four priorities that are the stepping stones to helping Rotary realize its new vision and serve as the foundation for Rotary’s new action plan.


Meet the people who oversee the efforts of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Learn more about Rotary’s diversity, equity, and inclusion statement and how you can help diversify your club experience.

Our partners

Learn how we work with our partners — from community nonprofits to the United Nations — to make a greater impact.


Travel back in time to the founding of Rotary and follow the growth of our organization.


View our financial reports, filings, and annual report.

The directory lists Rotary clubs and districts, as well as the boards of directors and trustees, and committees. It is available only to Rotarians who are signed in.

Policies & procedures

Access the rules and guidelines that provide the legal foundation of Rotary, such as our bylaws and code of policies. Find resources for Council on Legislation representatives.

Governance documents
Council on Legislation

Learn by role

Learn about Rotary club and district roles, as well as their impact on your community. Find resources and tools that support members in these roles.

New member

Club roles

Club committee

District roles

Assistant governor
District committee

Learn by topic

Learn about Rotary club activities that support strategic goals. Find best practices and resources to ensure your club succeeds.

Start a club
Public relations

Learning Center

Take advantage of a wealth of training materials designed to help you learn new skills and become more successful in what you do.

View the course catalog