Rotary was founded in Chicago, IL in 1905 by lawyer Paul Harris and three business associates who joined together for fellowship and business at a time and in a city where business practices were sharp and trust was hard to come by. The members of the first club soon became better acquainted with one another and developed relationships more like those in small-town America, which led to success as a natural by-product of those relationships. Within a few short years, the concept expanded to dozens of cities and the focus of the membership also turned to service. Today, over 33,000 Rotary clubs may be found in over 200 countries and geographical areas with more than 1.2 Million members. The Rotary Club of Commack-Kings Park was chartered in 1968 and since then has undertaken countless projects to better our local community, our region, and the world at large.  To learn more about the history of Rotary International, click here