Official and regional Rotary magazines
Rotary International’s unique communications media are the official monthly magazine named The Rotarian published in English language by the headquarters, and 30 other regional Rotary World Magazine Press periodicals that are independently produced in more than 20 different major languages and distributed in 132 countries.
The first official magazine The National Rotarian, predecessor to The Rotarian, was started in January 1911. The first regional magazine was issued 1915 in Great Britain and Ireland.
The official and regional magazines are circulated to Rotarian and non-Rotarian subscribers in around 769,000 copies combined.
District governor’s newsletter
District governors publish monthly a newsletter reporting service activities conducted by the clubs within the district and various district level meetings. The newsletter contains also district governor’s message and lists also the membership and attendance figures of all district clubs. It is circulated to every Rotarian in the district.
Rotary clubs issue weekly a bulletin full of Rotary news from recent meetings. Aside from meeting information and the name list of club directors and officers, the club bulletin contains club president’s message, a summary of guest speaker’s presentation, club projects and service activities, upcoming events, annoucements and reminders for the members. It is circulated to the club members in printed form, however more and more clubs go paperless by publishing the club bulletin electronically. Our club bulletins are called Rotaword.