What is the Rotary International

​​Rotary International is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs located in 167 countries.

​​Rotary Club of Chinatown, NY

Objective of Rotary

​​The Objective of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, also in particular:

1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.

2. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society. 

3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life.

4. The advance of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world  fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Chinatown, New York

Established in 1978, the Chinatown Rotary Club of New York meets every Wednesday at the Hop Lee Restaurant (16 Mott Street, two blocks south of Canal Street). Please visit our Calendar Page for our complete meeting schedule!


While we celebrate the Chinese Culture and the Chinatown Community, our meetings are conducted in English, and we welcome all civic-minded business owners, executives, and professionals to join us for an informal friendly meeting with some authentic Chinese Banquet-style food.