Welcome to the Rotary International Zones 25 & 26 website. These two zones encompass 23 of the 538 districts in the Rotary world, and span the far western regions of the United States and Canada. The territory includes parts of British Columbia and the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii and a portion of Idaho, and has a combined membership of approximately 60,000 members in 1,300 clubs. These two zones are led by a Director, who along with 16 other Directors from throughout the world comprises Rotary’s corporate Board of Directors.
While Rotary was born in Chicago, it was defined on the West Coast of the U.S. Half of the first 10 Rotary clubs in the world were born in this region, and many innovations in Rotary started here. We have much to be proud of in these two zones, as all zones in Rotary honor the diverse accomplishments of their members.
Membership remains the number one priority for Rotary, particularly in North America. The health, success and strength of our clubs define our ability to attract new members and keep existing ones. Consistent with our heritage and culture, we are now witnessing a resurgence of membership growth on the West Coast.
Dedicated regional leaders have volunteered their time to support, educate and work with clubs and districts throughout our two zones. The team includes Rotary Coordinators, Rotary Public Image Coordinators, Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinators, Endowment/Major Gift Advisors, a Zone Educational Team and Institute chairs. This group’s primary objective is to help our districts and clubs become even stronger, more vibrant, and more successful expressions of Rotary’s “gift to the world.”
This website is designed to be a resource to district leaders and Rotary clubs. By exploring the website, you will be able to make contact with the regional zone leadership and draw on the resources, information, ideas, events and stories available for your use. I invite you to take a look at our Zones Interactive Map. By clicking on a district you will be able to email its governor and visit the district website and Facebook page.
I hope you enjoy your visit to this website and will come back often.
Yours in Rotary’s new voice,