Rotary started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on February 23, 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.
Over time, Rotary’s reach and vision gradually extended to humanitarian service. Members have a long track record of addressing challenges in their communities and around the world.
Rotary's ongoing commitment endures today through an organization that remains truly international. Only 16 years after being founded, Rotary had clubs on six continents. Members now span the globe, working to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.
Rotarians are not afraid to dream big and set bold goals. Rotary's fight against polio began in 1979 with a project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines. Today, polio remains endemic in only two countries — down from 125 in 1988.
With every project, Rotary continues to change the world for the better.
To find out more about, you can visit the Rotary International link below.
Rotary President 1916 - 1917, Arch Klumph's idea for an endowment fund dedicated to 'doing good in the world', planted the seed of The Rotary Foundation in the year 1917 at Rotary's Convention in Atlanta Georgia.
Past President Klumph's vision and advocacy along with the generosity of Rotary members worldwide has resulted in The Rotary Foundation becoming one of the world's leading humanitarian foundations.
The Rotary Foundation's first contribution was $26.50 in the year 1917 from the Rotary Club of Kansas City, Missouri. Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.
For more information on The Rotary Foundation and how you can contribute visit https://www.rotary.org
With effect from July 1, 1992, District 4040 was renumbered in harmony with the numbers used by other Districts and became District 7020.
As of July 1, 2012, District 7020 consisted of 80 clubs in ten different countries or territories:
- Anguilla : 1 club
- Bahamas (except Grand Bahama) : 9 clubs
- British Virgin Islands : 3 clubs
- Cayman Islands : 4 clubs
- French West Indies (St-Martin & St-Barthelemy only) : 3 clubs
- Haiti : 19 clubs
- Jamaica : 29 clubs
- Netherland Antilles (Sint-Maarten only) : 3 clubs
- Turks & Caicos : 2 clubs
- U.S. Virgin Islands : 10 clubs
For more information on District 7020 and the work done within the District visit https://7020.org
If you are visiting the Turks & Caicos Islands and interested in attending a Rotary or Rotaract Meeting, there are a number of clubs you can choose from.
The Rotary Club of Grand Turk - Meetings are held on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm.
The Rotary Club of Providenciales - Meetings are held weekly on Tuesdays at 6:45 pm.
The Rotaract Club of Grand Turk - Meetings are held on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 om.
The Rotaract Club of Providenciales - Meetings are held Bi-weekly at 6:00 pm.
For more information visit these clubs via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or their websites.