Read more about the history of Rotary International. The organization has a long history and has accomplished important things that you may or may not know or perhaps don't even realize the importance of... such as Rotary’s relationship with the United Nations. It dates back to 1945 when some 49 Rotary members acted as delegates, advisors and consultants at the United Nations Charter Conference. Today, Rotary holds the highest consultative status possible with the United Nations as a non-governmental organization