Rotary Club of Arcadia was founded October 27, 1927 and incorporated in 1942. Arcadia Rotary is the fourth largest Club in Rotary District 5300 which covers portions of Southern California and Southern Nevada. Their membership represents a broad spectrum of the business and professional community in the Arcadia area.
“Service above Self” is their purpose. Rotary is a worldwide organization providing humanitarian services, encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations, and helping build goodwill and peace in the world. There are over i.2 million service minded men and women belonging to more than 30,000 Rotary Clubs in 166 countries in the world.
Some interesting facts:
Rotary is the world’s first service club. It was founded in Chicago, Illinois on February 23, 1905.
Rotarians meet weekly for fellowship and interestingly informative programs dealing with topics of local and global importance.
Rotarians plan and provide a remarkable variety of humanitarian, educational and cultural exchange programs that help recipients in their local and global community.
Rotarians support The Rotary Foundation which each year provides some US $ 90 million for large and small international scholarships, cultural exchanges and humanitarian projects that improve the quality of life for millions of people.
Rotary is widely regarded as the world’s largest private provider of international scholarships.