Individual Rotary Clubs, more than 33,000 worldwide, make up Rotary International. It is a secular organization open to all persons regardless of race, color, creed or political preference. There over 1.2 million members world-wide. The purpose of the organization is to bring together community leaders to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Members usually meet weekly for breakfast, lunch or dinner, which is a social event as well as an opportunity to organize work on their service goals.