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Rotary Club of Leicester - History

Founded in 1905 by Chicago attorney Paul P. Harris, Rotary International is a world-wide, non-political, non-religious and non-sectarian organisation for business and professional men and women. From that original Chicago Club – called Rotary, because originally the meetings rotated from the business premises of one member to another each week – today the movement has over 30,000 Rotary Clubs with over 1.2 million members in over 160 countries.

Membership in a Rotary Club offers the opportunity for effecting change within the community, for meeting other business and professional people, and to advance understanding of – and have an impact on – international humanitarian issues.

Every Rotarian is a welcome visitor at meetings of any other Rotary Club worldwide – a particular attraction for those who travel, locally, nationally or internationally, whether on business or for pleasure.

Club History