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Rotary International is a professional service organization that was founded in the year 1905 by Paul H. Harris in Chicago, Illinois. It was originally known as the Rotary Club. It was called the Rotary Club due to it's members practice of rotating the location of meetings between the offices of various members. In 1925, the organization consisted of 108,000 members spread across six continents and over 2,000 clubs. In the year 1922, the name was changed due to the international character of Rotary Club's. Rotary International's charitable arm, the Rotary Foundation, has donated thousands of dollars to various causes such as the quest to eradicate polio worldwide.