The first Rotary club in our town was founded in 1928. It worked successfully developing and spreading the idea of Rotary throughout the former state until the Second World War. Unfortunately, the war halted regular club operations. After it ended, under the communism, Rotary was more or less forbidden, and the clubs were banned. The ban was interrupted only twenty years ago, when the effort and hardwork of a few people, once again allowed the establishment and operation of Rotary clubs. At that time the first clubs that were reopen are Rotary club of Beograd and Zemun. Since than, eleven more clubs were established and successfully are operating in Belgrade today.
Taking into account all the facts about the life of Rotary in Belgrade and our country, the founders of our club understood that the task before them is even greater and more difficult. Thanks to the joint effort and work of a friendly and sincere good will, RC of Belgrade Vracar has been initiated and established in the year 2010. That same year, in November, we got the club's charter certificate. The club was officially recognized by the parent organization, Rotary International.
The founders of our club were Aleksandar Georgijevic, Darko Reljic and Zlatko Scepanovic.
The club was founded in the year in which as the head of our district stood the Greek Governor Vizarion "Aris" Zahos.
The first meeting we held in the"Djordje" restaurant in Vracar, in May 2010. Later we moved to the restaurant "Aero Club" at Kalemegdan, where we meet today every Wednesday at 20h.
Since the beginning of our first meetings, we have had a dozens of guests and speakers, top experts in various fields.
Gratitude for the establishment of our club we owe to our "godfather club" RC Belgrade International, especially to Maja Rejger, Slobodan Radulovic and Tomislav Šunjka.
Also, we appriciate help from the Special Representative of the Governor, ADG Svetislav Milovanovic.
In the first year of its existence, our club was awarded a special prize for contribution to Rotary community from the President of Rotary International Ray Klinginsmith.
Our mission is to be worthy of the name of our organization, strive to fulfill the expectations of our community and contribute to the common tasks of Rotary which is already more than a hundred years existing and operating worldwide.