Rotary History

 Paul Harris

“Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves.”

—Paul P. Harris

Clarksville Sunset Rotary Club is part of an organization of business, professional and community leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 34,000 Rotary clubs.

Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women, as well as community leaders. The world’s Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.

Although Rotary clubs develop autonomous service programs, all Rotarians worldwide are united in a campaign for the global eradication of polio. The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and others who share its vision of a better world. Since 1947, the Foundation has awarded more than US$1.1 billion in humanitarian and educational grants, which are initiated and administered by local Rotary clubs and districts.

The Sunset Rotary club was formed in March 2013, to allow business professionals the opportunity to attend Rotary club meetings at a time that best fits into their busy schedules. Life happens…due to changes in work schedules, a new meeting time allowed another opportunity for professionals to stay involved in Rotary. It also opened the door for many new Rotarians who are now able to become a part of Rotary. Having a third club in Clarksville allows current Rotarians another option for a make-up meeting.

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