Rotary International is the world’s first service organization. Rotary seeks to improve both local communities and the world through service projects and the funding of international efforts to promote peace and eliminate diseases such as polio through the Polio Plus program which is “this close” to eradicating polio worldwide.
The Durham Rotary Club will celebrate its Centennial in 2015. As the oldest club in Durham and the largest in Rotary District 7710 we point with pride to the strength and diversity of our membership. This year we will build on a strategic plan that has focused on youth programs and international outreach and lives up to Rotary’s motto of Service above Self.
For this Rotary Year we have adopted our own motto of Connect. Collaborate. Serve.
Connect to each other and other organizations within the community to deepen commitment to our goals.
Collaborate to guarantee that the result of our efforts is more than the sum of the parts.
To honor International Rotary’s motto and make the world a better place.
Please explore the site at your leisure. If you live or work inDurhamand are interested in joining, contact one of our members to host you for a visit to a club meeting or fill out the application you can reach in the sidebar at the right.
The Books on Hand campaign is complete. Help us put books in the hands of our children so every child will have the opportunity to read. Our objective is to collect 45,000 used and new books for elementary aged children (K-5th grades) and distribute the books to Durham Public Schools and area non-profits that support literacy. Host a bin and join the campaign to increase reading literacy of elementary school age children.
RESULTS: 51,856 books were collected and donated to local non-profits. The Durham Rotary clubs contributed 7,427 books to this project.
For more information, see http://durhamrotaryclub.org/2012/12/books-on-hand/
Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka has chosen a theme for 2013 that is symbolized by this striking graphic
We host a ‘Rotary After Hours’ gathering from 5-7pm once a month at a local restaurant /bar for informal interaction. Interested guests are always welcome.
Please join us for a meeting or after hours!
The video below from Rotary International provides a quick sense of what it means to be a Rotarian.