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Rotary Club of Katanning
Rotary was the world’s first service club after it was started by a young lawyer, Paul Harris, in the US. Paul had moved to Chicago from the country to start a law practice. He found that the big city did not have the same camaraderie as that of his home town. So on 23 February 1905, Paul P. Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram E. Shorey gathered in Loehr’s office for what would become known as the first Rotary club meeting. (Read more) That simple gathering has now developed into the world’s largest service club organisation.
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers in over 200 countries, who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.
Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary members have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.
Learn more about our structure and our foundation.
Our motto: Service Above Self
For more than 110 years, our guiding principals have been the foundation of our values: service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership.
The Rotary Club of Katanning actively supports the following projects:
- Katanning Primary School Breakfast Club
- A Smart Start Great Southern
- Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
- Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment WA (RYPEN)
- Rotary Youth Exchange WA (RYE)
- Camp Quality WA
- Red Cross Cord Blood Bank
- Rotary Polio Plus Project
- Borderless Friendship WA
- Shelterbox Australia
- Australian Rotary Health