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Club Rotario de Boquete Boquete, Chiriqui, Panama District 4240

What Is Rotary International?

Rotary International is a volunteer organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are about 1.2 million Rotary club members belonging to 34,000 Rotary clubs, in over 200 countries.  Founded in Chicago in 1905, Rotary has awarded more than US$2.1 billion in grants, which are administered at the local level by Rotary clubs.

What is the purpose of Rotary?

Rotary clubs exist to improve communities through a range of humanitarian, intercultural and educational activities. Clubs advance international understanding by partnering with clubs in other countries. Rotary also encourages high ethical standards in all vocations.  Our areas of focus address critical issues at home and abroad by providing health care and medical supplies, clean water, disaster relief, environmental cleanup, food, job training, youth development, and education to millions of people in need.

What does the Club Rotario de Boquete Do?

Our club (chartered in 2005), is a mix of 44 Panamanians and expats of multiple nationalities.  We meet for fellowship, stimulating speakers and project discussions every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month and we welcome visitors.  Our club projects are highly focused on education (scholarships, lending tablets to school age children, English in the Comarca, clean water access in schools), on health (spearheading a Rotary Global Grant for maternal and child welfare in the Comarca Ngäbe Buglé) and on the environment (planting trees, establishing recycling bins).

Rotary Four-Way Test   Of the things we think, say, or do:

Is it the truth?

Is it fair to all concerned?

Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

For more information, contact John McGann, Membership Chair at +507 6869 1623.

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