What Is Rotary

We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.

Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.


Our distinct point of view and approach gives us unique advantages:

  • We see differently: Our multidisciplinary perspective helps us see challenges in unique ways.
  • We think differently: We apply leadership and expertise to social issues—and find unique solutions.
  • We act responsibly: Our passion and perseverance create lasting change.
  • We make a difference at home and around the world: Our members can be found in your community and across the globe.


While the power of Rotary is in the local clubs, there is strength in numbers. The Rotary clubs of Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa are members of District 5650, which provides leadership, representation, and direction.  In our District, there are over 2,100 Rotarians in 43 Clubs from as far West as Aurora, Nebraska to Red Oak, Iowa in the East; as far south as Falls City, Nebraska to Wayne, Nebraska in the North.  We have clubs that meet every weekday; morning, noon and night.  


Rotary District 5650 is a part of Zone 29. Click here for the Zone 29 website.
Rotary International has levels within the organization designed to support the Rotary Clubs.
At the core of Rotary is the Club.
Clubs are organized into Districts. The District team provides assistance to the Clubs.
Districts are then organized into Zones that provide support and assistance.
There are 34 Zones in Rotary. They are paired with a neighboring Zone and there is one Director serving those two Zones. The 17 Directors are on the Board of Rotary International. Zone 29 is paired with Zone 25B.