Buffalo Rotary Club members are part of a community of friends who are committed to create positive change in the world. Our club is part of Rotary International, the world's first service organization, which boasts 1.2 million members in over 200 countries. ​Our motto is:
 
 
 
 
Find out how joining the Buffalo Rotary Club can enrich your life and improve the lives of people locally and across the globe.
 

"I joined to have a stronger connection to the community. I love that I'm sitting next to the former police chief, the owner of the cutest shop in town, and my neighbor's dentist, and we're all listening to a presentation from the mayor."

 

  WHAT IS ROTARY?

 
Rotary brings together community leaders from all continents, cultures, and occupations to share their ideas for making the world a better place. By combining their distinct skills and expertise, Rotary members are tackling some of the world's most pressing problems – from local initiatives like feeding the hungry to global efforts like eradicating polio.
 
It all begins at the weekly club meeting, where members catch up with friends, hear what's happening in their community, and organize club activities and service projects. It's a fun way to connect with the people in your community who share your passion for doing good.
 

  WHY SHOULD I JOIN THE BUFFALO ROTARY CLUB?

 “My favorite thing about Rotary is that it’s an efficient use of my time.  All at once, I’m creating new friendships, making new business contacts, learning how my community works, and participating in the world.”
 
You'll make valuable connections with community leaders who care about the issues facing your hometown and hometowns around the world. And you'll have the chance to apply your personal experience and professional skills to solve these challenges and create positive change.
As a member, you'll find opportunities to network and develop your professional skills. You can take the lead in developing projects, organizing events, and running your club. Through these activities, you'll hone your project planning skills, improve your public speaking, and even learn new skills, like public relations, social media, and fundraising.
You'll spend time with friends and make new ones every week! Make it a family affair. Members are encouraged to invite their spouse or partner, children, and parents to help with service projects and attend club events. Rotary offers opportunities for all ages, from service clubs for youth and young adults (Interact and Rotaract) to exchanges that give young and old alike the chance to explore new cultures.
Buffalo Rotarians meet once a week on Wednesday's from 12-1pm and are able to work together on impactful programs both locally and around the world.
If you are looking to join the Buffalo Rotary, here is some information for you to better understand your role as a member.

 

  Member Meetings

We encourage all members to come to our Wednesday luncheons. During our meetings you will have the chance to network and have fellowship with other members of the Buffalo business community. Each week we have quality guest speakers who present programs on varied topics, including business, government, media, literature, art, education, sports, community service and medicine. By joining our club, you will receive the opportunity to serve. We visit those in need all over the world and provide them with services and resources to give them a better life. All of our service programs concerns health matters such as poverty, hunger, literacy and the environment. Some of our service opportunities include:
 
Club Service – Focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club.
 
Vocational Service – Encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and practice high ethical standards.
 
Community Service – Covers the projects and activities the Club does to improve life in its community.
 
International Service – Encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and promote world understanding and peace.
 
New Generations Service – Recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities and creating international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.​​
 
 

  Networking

All of our meetings and events will help you expand yourself and your livelihood through an extended circle of business and professional acquaintances. Because of our rich history over the past 100 years, we have established a distinguished reputation that businesses and organizations rely on and appreciate.
 

  Community

We are a community of business and professional leaders. With a membership in the Buffalo Rotary you will build lasting relationships both personally and professionally. We were founded on fellowship and camaraderie that continues to attract members to this day. Chartered in April 1954, the Buffalo Rotary Club has 6 decades of committed service above self. The Buffalo Rotary Club has been able to provide scholarships for students, educational programs, relief programs and raise countless dollars for those in need locally and around the world.