District 9212

About DISTRICT 9212

The Rotary International, the world’s first service organization, is made up of over 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Its members form a global network of business, professional and community leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve their communities and the world.

The Rotary's motto, “Service above Self”, exemplifies the humanitarian spirit of the organization's more than 1.2 million members. Strong fellowship among Rotarians and meaningful community and international service projects characterize Rotary worldwide; interacting with each other in the family, both individual and Rotary, friendship, acknowledging those we call friends and fun, in service and fellowship; from individual Rotarians; from our Rotary Club; from our network, our projects, our communities; our commitments to a better world, a world in peace, a world without hunger, a world without avoidable deceases, a literate world with clean water and sanitation to all and most recently a world without Polio. The "ideal of service" is the key phrase in the Object of Rotary. This ideal is an attitude of being a thoughtful and helpful person in all of one's endeavors.

Rotary International in Ethiopia comprises of over 200 business, professional leaders, and governmental officials including the late Prime Minster Meles Zenawi and president of Ethiopia as well as current Minster of Foreign Affairs as their honorary Rotarians.

Our global movement of service to the needy has more than sixty years of existence in Ethiopia and invested millions as well in key areas of community needs. One of the areas which, the polio eradication initiative is a global program which has been primarily undertaken by rotary in partnership with worldwide organizations including the WHO, USAID, Bill and Melinda gates Foundation and the Rotary Foundation which has invested in billions of Dollars to eradicate polio form around the world. Ethiopia’s endeavor has also made a significant change in making the country free form polio which is supported by the ministry of health and the government of Ethiopia which was had international attention at an event held at the national palace hosted by the President of Ethiopia his Excellency Dr. Mulatu Teshome.