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"Come Join Us" song captures the work of Rotary


By Arnold R. Grahl 


The song and video bring the energy of Rotary into the contemporary music scene," says professional speaker and songwriter Jerry Mills . "

To see this all come together has been both humbling and profoundly fulfilling."


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About Us


Paul P. Harris, Rotary International Founder

What is Rotary?

Rotary is a volunteer organization of 1.2 million business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace. About 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas conduct projects to address today’s challenges — including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns — while encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations.

As the world’s largest private provider of international scholarships, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International helps more than 1,000 students annually to study abroad and serve as cultural ambassadors. Rotary also partners with seven prestigious universities around the world, providing opportunities to earn a master’s degree in peace and conflict resolution.  

PolioPlus is Rotary’s flagship program. By the time polio is eradicated, Rotary club members will have contributed US$850 million and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than two billion children in 122 countries. Rotary is a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, along with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

Founded in Chicago in 1905 as the world’s first volunteer service organization, Rotary quickly expanded around the globe. Today, club members meet weekly to plan service projects, discuss community and international issues, and enjoy fellowship. Clubs are nonpolitical and open to every race, culture, and creed.


The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International has as its mission to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world .


District Leaders


Rotary University Southwest, Dean and Founder
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District 5810 Past District Governor 2006-2007
Kim Holland
Rotary Club of Prestonwood (Dallas), Texa


Rotary University Southwest, Advisory Board
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District 5810 Past District Governor 1984-1985
A. Ray Kneggs, Sr.
Rotary Club of Garland Lakeside, Texas


Rotary University Southwest, Advisory Board
Rotary International
District 5810 Past District Governor 2000-2001

Linus D. Wright
Rotary Club of Dallas, Texas


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District 5810 Governor 2013-2014
Ean Sullivan and Jan Sullivan
Rotary Club of Plano, Texas
governor1314@rotary5810.org or ean@cinco.net


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District 5810 Governor 2014-2015
William "Bill" W. Dendy and Kathy Schatz
Bill - Rotary Club of DeSoto, Texas
Kathy - Rotary Club of Park Cities, Texas
wwdendy@swbell.net or governor1415@rotary5810.org