Oxford Rotary Club

PO Box 643
Oxford, NY 13830

About the Rotary: The Rotary Club is a not-for-profit organization, to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

History: In 1905, the first Rotary club was organized in Chicago, Illinois. The second was in 1908, in San Francisco, CA; then in 1910, the first Rotary convention was held in Chicago. The Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International's sixth president, Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world." Its event-filled history is a story of Rotarians learning the value of service to humanity.

Aim: The Rotary programs fund international Rotary club and district projects to improve the quality of life, providing health care, clean water, food, education, and other essential needs primarily in the developing world.
In 1985, the Rotary began their PolioPlus program. They partnered with the World Health Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and UNICEF. Rotary's goal is to immunize every child in the world against polio by the year 2005.

Membership: Members of the Oxford Rotary club are part of a diverse group of professional leaders working to address various community and international service needs and to promote peace and understanding throughout the world. Businesses and professionals are expected to follow the highest ethical standards. If you would like to be considered for membership by the Oxford Rotary Club, complete a Prospective Member Contact Form.

Meetings: Thursdays 6:30pm at the Fort Hill American Legion Post 376 at 17 S. Washington Avenue in Oxford, NY.

To read more about the Rotary International Foundation on the web, visit-- http://www.rotary.org/