For many decades, Rotarians were perceived as as "just a bunch of old white men" who have lunch every week while listening to boring speakers.
Here are just a notable few of the 1.4 million Rotarians who don't fit that stereotype:
Astronauts Neil Armstrong & Frank Borman
U.K. Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher
U.S. Presidents Warren Harding, Woodrow Wilson and John F. Kennedy
Senator William Fulbright
Prince Rainier III of Monaco
Explorers Thor Heyerdahl, Admiral Richard Byrd and Sir Edmund Hillary
Generals George C. Marshall, John “Black Jack” Pershing and Douglas MacArthur
Physicians Charles Mayo (Mayo Clinic), Albert Schweitzer
Justice Earl Warren
Explorers, world leaders, judges, military leaders, doctors, princes and inventors. Great company!