ROTARY is a worldwide organization 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. Connect with leaders from all continents, cultures, and occupations. The heart of Rotary is our clubs—dedicated people who share a passion for both community service and friendship.
MAKE POSITIVE CHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITY AND AROUND THE WORLD
Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back. Over a meal or coffee, or even online, you’ll:
- Discuss your community’s needs and discover creative ways to meet them
- Expand your leadership and professional skills
- Catch up with good friends and meet new ones
GROW YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS AS A STUDENT OR YOUNG PROFESSIONAL
We have clubs and programs that can help you increase these skills, gain world understanding, and make lifelong friendships—all while making a real difference in your community.
- Rotaract is for emerging leaders ages 18–30 who want to develop their professional and leadership skills while helping others. The Rock Island Rotary Club sponsors the Rotaract club at Augustana College.
- Interact is for students ages 12–18 who have an interest in community service and global exchange. The Rock Island Rotary Club sponsors the Interact Club at Rock Island High School.
- Earlyact is a school-wide service club for elementary students from ages 5 to 13. The Rock Island Rotary Club sponsors the Earlyact Club at Jordan Catholic School.
- Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership training program for high school students sponsored by the Rotary District and supported by local Rotary Clubs.