In 1905, our founder Paul Harris met with three like minded businessmen in Chicago with the thought of founding a regularly meeting club. The name Rotary was chosen as meetings rotated between their offices.
These men of vision went on to lay the foundations of an organisation which is now represented in 168 countries and has a membership of over 1.2 million.
Rotary has a long history of helping those in need across the world and none more so than in the Rotary Club of Southampton East, formed in 1950.
Membership of Rotary gives the opportunity to meet other like minded people on a regular basis, to develop new relationships and collectively help others. It brings a heightened awareness of the community in which we live and work and opportunities to help others in the wider world. Rotarians are encouraged to visit other clubs of which there are over 33000 around the globe.

The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and in particular to encourage and foster:

In the Rotary Club of Southampton East we pride ourselves in following Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self". We support a number of local community and international projects and at the same time have a full programme of fund raising and social events.
We meet for lunch (breakfast on the second Tuesday each month) at the Royal Southern Yacht club in Hamble-le-Rice each Tuesday and if you would like to find out more about becoming a Rotarian and joining our club why not contact us.