About Rotary International

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. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

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

The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.

Although Rotary clubs develop autonomous service programs, all Rotarians worldwide are united in a campaign for the global eradication of polio. In the 1980s, Rotarians raised US$240 million to immunize the children of the world; by 2005, Rotary’s centenary year, the PolioPlus program had contributed US$500 million to this cause. In addition, Rotary has provided an army of volunteers to promote and assist at national immunization days in polio-endemic countries around the world.

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is a not-for-profit corporation that promotes world understanding through international humanitarian service programs and educational and cultural exchanges. It 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.

Our Club Officers

Greg Dunbar

President

Jeff Avery

President-Elect

Ed Rullman

Immediate Past-President

Erik Poole

Secretary

Trudy Tavares

Treasurer

Kim Christofferson

Club Business Manager

Our Club Directors

Bret Christensen

Club Administration

Rick Fauss

Foundation Fundraising

Todd Davis

Local Service Projects

Teresa Adams

International Service Projects

Diane Kempley

Youth Services

Dar Barzin

Membership

We work, live, and play right here in the Redding area and we’re proud to exercise the ideal of “service above self” within our community.

Rotary’s official name is Rotary International and having a role in changing lives for the better around the globe is one of the missions of our club

To find out more about who we are, our history, and when and where we meet, click here.

Are you a member of the Redding Rotary Club? This is where you’ll find news and information about our club and our district.