The Rotary Club of Erina was chartered in 1996. Erina Rotary is comprised of male and female club members from a variety of backgrounds – from accounting to real estate, teaching to nursing, building, painting and decorating,law and many other vocations.
Rotary is a worldwide organisation of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in 168 countries.
The first Rotary Club in the world was organised in Chicago in 1905 by Paul Harris, a young lawyer. He wanted to organise a club which would represent business and professionals, a club where members might recapture the friendliness and comradeship of the small town life many of them had known in their youth.
On 23rd February 1905, the Rotary Club of Chicago’s first meeting took place, and the nucleus was formed for the thousands of Rotary Clubs later formed throughout the world. Today’s Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women. The world’s Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, non religious, and open to all cultures, races and creeds.