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Rotary movement on the territory of Ukraine existed before the second world war. The first Кotary Club was established in 1928 in Uzhgorod (at that time Czechoslovakia), the second in 1929 in Chernivtsi (at that time Romania). In 1935 was founded Rotary Club in Lviv (at that time Poland). Unfortunately, in 1939 the Clubs ceased operations, and in 1941 were officially suspended by decision of the RI. The Communist party policy in relation to public organizations was not tolerant to the existence of Rotary Clubs. Therefore, the revival of Rotary movement in Ukraine has been started on the times of independent Ukraine.

In 1992, the Charter (document certifying the ownership of the Club to the Association of Rotary International) was received by the Rotary Club of Kyiv, and later - by the Rotary Club of Lviv. In 1994 Rotary Clubs in Uzhgorod and Kharkiv has begun their activities, next year another five Clubs were added, and by 2000 the number of Clubs has grown to 28.


Today in Ukraine there are 56 Clubs in 25 cities, Rotary e-Club and Passport Club. In addition, in many cities Rotaract Clubs have been created, and in Cherkasy and Kharkiv there are Interact Clubs. In several cities there are a few Rotary Clubs, in particular, 11 Clubs in Kyiv, 7 Clubs in Lviv and in Kharkiv.

Ukrainian Clubs today under the Rotarian “geography” belong to District 2230, together with four Belorussian Rotary Clubs from Minsk


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    koma 03  When joining Rotary, you think it will be the social component of your life, besides family, work, hobbies, etc. But over time you begin realize that Rotary is a way of life in which all your life choices are made according to the Four Way Test. Four simple questions...but how they change your life!  koma 07

    Mykola Steblyanko
    Rotary e-Club of Ukraine First President, Rotarian since 2006
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    koma 03  For me, Rotary is a willingness to give themselves, their time, effort, and money to serve the people, for the sake of hope in the eyes of the victims, the smile of a sick child, improvement the lives of people around you. This, together with Rotary international fellowship, allows you to do the impossible and fills your life with special meaning.  koma 07

    Oleksiy Kozhenkin
    District Governor D-2230 2014-2015, Rotarian since 1992
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    koma 03  The mission of life embodied in actions – that's what Rotary movement means for me. Fellowship at the level of the intellect and the soul. Common living space of people united by the same Spirit! Creativity, embodied in the men’s work !  koma 07

    Olga Zmiivska
    Head of ICC Ukraine-Belgium, Rotarian since 2006
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    koma 03  Rotary - community with great positive motivation і  and mission of doing good - everyday!!! koma 07

    Myroslava Novosilska
    Chair of ICC Ukraine-Israel, Rotary member since 2012
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    koma 03  Rotary for me during many years is the part of my life, which I really appreciate. Because it allows me to help others, do good deeds, constantly communicate with old friends and make new, significantly increase my positive impact on the world and the people around me.  koma 07

    Serhii Zavadskyi
    Governor D2232 2018-2019, Rotarian since 2000
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