About Us

The Rotary Club of the Caldwells was founded in 1951 and continues to this day to be a strong and vibrant group of people who share a commitment to coming together in fellowship to serve our local and international community.

Much of our focus goes to support our local Caldwell Community but we regularly engage in service projects and/or donate to a variety of humanitarian efforts in New Jersey, our nation, and our world.

We believe in the Rotary principle that a diverse group of individuals can come together, share ideas, and utilize their various experiences and talents to achieve meaningful service - all while having fun and building friendships.

History of Rotary

Rotary started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships 

Over time, Rotary’s reach and vision gradually extended to humanitarian service. Members have a long track record of addressing challenges in their communities and around the world.

“Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves.” ~Paul Harris, Rotary founder

Our Commitment

That commitment endures today through an organization that remains truly international. Only 16 years after being founded, Rotary had clubs on six continents. Our members now span the globe, working to solve some of our world’s most challenging problems.

We’re not afraid to dream big and set bold goals. We began our fight against polio in 1979 with a project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines. Today, polio remains endemic in only two countries — down from 125 in 1988.