Celebrate our first 100 years with us

Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International , on his first trip with his wife Jean to Australia in 1935. He planted a tree to symbolize goodwill and friendship as part of a global Rotary tree planting program.

Rotary in our region turned 100 in 2021. To celebrate this milestone our four founding clubs: Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland and Wellington – all begun in 1921 – have joined forces to develop a major commemorative centenary project.

A message from our Ambassadors, the Governor General of Australia and Mrs Hurley for Rotary’s centenary in 2021

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Since 1905, Rotary has been making a positive impact in the world. Beginning in Chicago, before spreading throughout the world. With the help of a couple of Canadian clubs – The Rotary Club of Sydney was established on May 17, 1921.


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