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Rotary Wine Club

From the Vineyard to Your Door


You are Rotary Wine Club and with each glass of wine you change lives in communities by helping Rotary International and individual Rotary clubs further their worthy causes.  These include supporting education and job training, providing clean water, combating hunger, improving health and sanitation, and eradicating polio.

Whether you are a Rotarian or simply a wine-loving individual, Rotary Wine Club is your gateway to excellent wines from around the world.  We believe that you can enjoy a passion, such as wine, while helping local and broader communities.  Rotary Wine Club was established to fulfill this belief. 

By leveraging the breadth and depth of Rotary International’s positive reach in communities across the country, together, we can turn the simple enjoyment of wine into a powerful fundraising tool.



About Rotary International

Established in 1905


The world's first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, was formed on 23 February 1905 by Paul P. Harris, an attorney who wished to capture in a professional club the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth. The Rotary name derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members' offices.

Rotary's popularity spread, and within a decade, clubs were chartered from San Francisco to New York to Winnipeg, Canada. By 1921, Rotary clubs had been formed on six continents. The organization adopted the Rotary International name a year later.

As Rotary grew, its mission expanded beyond serving club members’ professional and social interests. Rotarians began pooling their resources and contributing their talents to help serve communities in need. The organization's dedication to this ideal is best expressed in its motto: Service Above Self.



Rotary's main objective is service - in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self. Rotary clubs are open to people of all cultures and ethnicities and are not affiliated with any political or religious organizations.

The family of Rotary extends beyond individual Rotarians and Rotary clubs to include other service-minded people who help with the organization's work. Groups such as Rotaract, Interact, and Rotary Community Corps serve side by side with sponsor clubs, using their diverse skills to improve the quality of life in their communities.

Rotary's Areas of Focus

Service Above Self


Rotary clubs serve communities around the world, each with unique concerns and needs. Rotarians have continually adapted and improved the way they respond to those needs, taking on a broad range of service projects. The most successful and sustainable Rotary service tends to fall within one of the following six areas:


Peace and conflict resolution & prevention

Disease prevention and treatment

Water and sanitation

Maternal and child health

Basic education and literacy

Economic & community development


Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation recognize these six areas of focus as organizational priorities, and there are countless ways that Rotarians can address these needs locally and internationally. For ideas, consult the publication Rotary’s Areas of Focus.

Clubs and districts participating in the Future Vision pilot can apply for Rotary Foundation Global Grant funding by targeting specific goals for one or more of the areas of focus. Learn more about these goals.