Our founder, Paul Harris


Our founder, Paul Harris (who was three in this photo), was born 19 April 1868 in Racine, Wisconsin, USA. We honor the legacy he achieved. Thank you to the ‪#‎Rotary‬ members and friends who continue his work and share his dream. Strengthen Rotary by inviting people to your club or giving to The Rotary Foundation at www.rotary.org/give.


C14_Sydney-4pThe 105th Rotary International Convention 2014 will be held at Sydney Olympic Park from Sunday 1st June to Wednesday 4th June 2014. There will be plenty of exciting and interesting things going on during the Sydney Convention, only some of which will be at the convention itself.

The 2014 RI Convention will bring together some of the world’s leading experts on water, polio, and social media. You’ll find new ideas for service — and perhaps a new partner for creating change — in the House of Friendship. Join Rotary members from around the world in Sydney, Australia, 1-4 June.

Plan now to make this convention a memorable family vacation. Hug a koala at the Taronga Zoo, don a BridgeSuit and climb the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, or take a cruise around the Darling Harbour.


Officer of the Order


Congratulations to the ‪#‎Rotary‬ members recently honored as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. These include Past Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland President Allan Jagger (pictured with the Prince of Wales) as well as Bob and Jan Baxter, Les Jones, Hugo Pike, and Edwin Dunlop. The honor is awarded for having a major local role in any activity, including people whose work has made them known nationally in their chosen area. Read about more at www.ribi.org/news/ribi-news/further-new-year-s-honours.