The Rotary Club of Metro New York City was chartered on April 30, 2002. The charter members who created our club are an exciting and diverse group of people: from 9 countries; representing a wide range of professions: engineers, educators, bankers, lawyers, journalists, and successful entrepreneurs, to name a few; representing fields and industries as diverse as foreign service, biotechnology, public administration, cryptography and international finance.

Our club is balanced with male and female members. Some of these charter members were involved with Rotary for a long time before starting our club. Many were formerly Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholars, Youth Exchange Students and Rotaractors. We believe that our strength is derived from this diversity, and we continuously seek new members who are interested in service, are managers or professionals, or have retired from positions at that level, who will be assets to our club.