The History of The Club

n 1994, Zeki Burgucu, a Rotarian from Turkey who arrived in Kazakhstan for business reasons and Rotarian Helmuth Ludwig from Germany decided to organize The Rotary Club of Almaty together with 2 more Rotarians living in Almaty at that time. The idea was supported by the Turkish Rotary district.

In 1995, The Rotary Club of Almaty was officially chartered and started its operations.

The first two projects were:

  1. Fundraising activity for the help of Children of Kinder Garden No. 231 of Almaty city for blind children, children with vision problems and physically handicapped children;
  2. Arranging a New Year Party on a regular base for the kids in Aksay Hospital in Almaty.

To help the local community and those who are really in need was and is the main goal of The Rotary Club of Almaty for more than 20 years. During all these years many projects were implemented: Veteran's project, a mutual project with Diabetic Association in Kazakhstan, Wheelchair's project, Hospital Beds project, Fenix project etc.
Our club has also organized many fundraising events, e.g. the Vienna Balls, the Tango Nights, Fundraising Fun, Autumn Ball and many other thematic events, including sport events, seminars for students and exchange programs.
Our Club has participated and successfully implemented quite a number of international projects with Rotary Foundation and Rotary Clubs from other countries.