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The Rotary Club of Lakewood/Rocky River, Ohio, was chartered February 8, 1926. The club is number 3534 of Rotary International District 6630.

The club has its own charitable Foundation. Each year, the Lakewood/Rocky River Rotary Foundation provides more than $50,000 to fund the club's Youth and Community Service programs. The monies are generated by interest and growth from the invested assets of Foundation which totals nearly $1,100,000. Besides return on its investments the Foundation assets grow because of gifts and bequests by members and friends of the Rotary Club of Lakewood & Rocky River, as well as donations at the Birthday Table, the annual golf outing, and the "happy basket" at the meetings. The funds in the Foundation are managed by a Board of Trustees.

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.

Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly 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.