The Rotary Club of Lake Buena Vista was founded in 1972, soon after Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom theme park opened. Our club was chartered
with the intention of becoming the official makeup location for Rotarians traveling to the Orlando area on their family vacations. Since that year,
we have enjoyed a continuous stream of visitors who come to the Disney area for both leisure and business travel reasons.
A unique feature of our Rotary club is that we are the only service organization co-located with Walt Disney World, an honor that began when our charter was presented on February 11th, 1972 at Disney's Contemporary Hotel.
Rotary International (RI) is a service organization known far and wide for its “Do Good in The World” philosophy, commitment to the Four Way Test,
and its “End Polio Now” initiative to eradicate that crippling disease from the face of the earth.
The organization has over 1.4 million Rotarian members in over 65,000 clubs worldwide. We work together toward
the development of a stronger sense of service to humanity.
The purpose of Rotary International is to connect dedicated professionals who collectively provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and develop goodwill and peace among the wonderful diversity of people and cultures around the world.
While we follow RI directives and guidance, all Rotary Clubs enjoy autonomy. This structure allows The Rotary Club of Lake Buena Vista to abide by the objects of Rotary and RI while we create our own local initiatives that demonstrate how we live up to the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.”