The first Rotary club, Rotary Club of Chicago was born in 1905 by Paul P Harris, a lawyer along with 3 other friends, Silvester Schiele, a coal dealer, Hiram Shorey, a merchant tailor and Gustavus Loehr, a mining engineer. Today, there are more than 35,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas.

Rotary Club of Calcutta Victoria was chartered in 1993 with a group of 32 like-minded individuals from diverse professions and vocations. In 2017-18, we will celebrate 25 years of service. Over the years, we have focussed our service efforts to fight disease, help the visually impaired, support the education of underprivileged children, skills development of the unemployed youth, youth development and so on.