Rotary International

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Rotary International,

organization of business and professional people, founded (1905) by Paul Percy Harris, a Chicago lawyer. Beginning with one club in Chicago, it spread to other cities, and in 1910 the National Association of Rotary Clubs was formed. After other branches were established in many countries throughout the world, the name was changed (1922) to Rotary International. Each club contains no more than one representative of each business or profession in its locality. The name was derived from the original custom of meeting in rotation at the members' places of business. The organization promotes friendly cooperation and high standards of service among business people, supports charities and welfare activities, and encourages international friendship; it also oversees a scholarship program for international study. Its membership (1.2 million) is spread among more than 161 countries; its headquarters are in Evanston, Ill. Its official publication is the Rotarian.
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The responsibility of the board is to oversee sound corporate governance of Rotary International.
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Mazen Alumran, district conference chairperson of Rotary International District 2450, said: "Through this conference we hope to promote Bahrain as well as support Rotary activities.
Rotary International (founded in Chicago in 1905 by Paul P Harris) is a volunteer organisation of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, and help to build goodwill and peace in the world.
The NEC will play host to delegates from 154 countries at the 100th Rotary International Convention, which will be held from June 21-24, when speakers will include Archbishop Desmond Tutu and actress Mia Farrow.
The new Rotary Club of RAK will be part of Rotary International, a worldwide service organisation with 1.