Posted by Marion Cheney on Feb 24, 2017
ROTARY brings together a global network of volunteer leaders who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges.  ROTARY connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas.  Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs located in over 200 countries.


Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and profess
ional  men and women. The Rotary Club of Dover holds weekly meetings each Wednesday at 12:15pm and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.
Although Rotary clubs develop autonomous service programs, all Rotarians worldwide are united in a campaign for the global eradication of polio. In the 1980s, Rotarians raised US$240 million to immunize the children of the world; by 2005, Rotary's centenary year and the target date for the certification of a polio-free world, the PolioPlus program will have contributed US$500 million to this cause.
The Rotary Club of Dover, NH has funded over a millions dollars of local projects since its' charter in May 1924.
Today we sponsor:
Back to School Program, Senior Visits, Read Across America, Third Grade Dictionary Project, Henry Law Park Gardens, Cocheco Arts Festival, Mexico Clean Water Project, annual scholarship program, local food pantry, Pease Greeters, Dover High School Interact,  and over a dozen Community Outreach Programs.
Funding for these programs is provided by RC Dover Spring Golf Tournament and Thursday Night BINGO at the Seacoast BINGO Hall 451 High Street, Somersworth, NH.  Join us every Thursday for Early Birds starting at 6:00 PM.








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:
1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; 
2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognitions of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his occupation as an opportunity to serve society; 
3. The application of service of every Rotarian to his personal, business and community life; 
4. The advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional men united in the ideal of service