People of Action
Club Chartered in Year – 1929.
Rotary International Club Number – 19470.
Barking Rotary Club is a small friendly club which was chartered on June 19, 1929, and for over 85 years we have delivered services, support and funding to local people and organisations.
By browsing through our pages we hope that you will discover that Rotary is a practical, effective and enjoyable way of addressing the critical issues of today. We always welcome new members, either as full members or Friends of Rotary, to help us continue to support not only our own community, but communities wherever they may be who need support.
Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million members, who, through their clubs, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
There are more than 33,000 rotary clubs in different areas of world and they are open for all, irrespective of caste, creed, culture, religion. Their main objective is to serve the humanity.
Rotary clubs tackle projects of every scale and inspire fellow Rotarians, friends, neighbours, and partners to share their vision, exchange ideas for lasting solutions, and take action to bring those ideas to life.
This website and those to be found on the Club List tab above, are open for the public to browse. If you are interested in the Rotary Organisation and in the work it does, you will find opportunities to view more of what the Rotarians in the Rotary Clubs in Britain and Ireland get up to here.
Rotary is made up of three parts: our clubs, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation. Together, we work to make lasting change in our communities and around the world.
Rotary clubs Rotary clubs unite dedicated people to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action.
Rotary International supports Rotary clubs worldwide by coordinating global programs and initiatives.
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION
The Rotary Foundation helps fund our humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives.
SERVICE ABOVE SELF
For more than 110 years, our guiding principles have been the foundation of our values: service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership.
In 1985, Rotary launched Polio Plus, an ambitious programme to immunize the world’s children against polio. Rotary’s grassroots leadership, volunteer support, and initial funding for vaccine provided the catalyst for the World Health Assembly’s resolution in 1988 to eradicate polio worldwide. Spearheading partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative are the World Health Organisation, Rotary International, U.S Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF.
As a result of this partnership’s efforts, polio cases have dropped by 99 percent since 1988 and the world stands on the threshold of eradicating the disease. Rotary members have given more than $650 million and countless hands on volunteer hours to this critical effort. The savings to be realized from polio eradication is potentially as high as 1.5 billion per year funds that could be used to address other public health priorities.