Rotary was founded in 1905, and the Rotary Club of Webster Groves was granted its charter in 1924. The club is the oldest in St. Louis County, and the second oldest in the St. Louis region after the St. Louis club.

Webster Groves is a member of District 6060 which runs along the eastern border of Missouri, from Hannibal in the north down to the southern border of Missouri in the "boot heel". The district contains 60 clubs and over 2,600 Rotarians.

The bylaws of Rotary International provide that each club admitted to membership in RI shall adopt this standard club constitution. The club bylaws are recommended only by RI, and may be changed by any club to meet its own conditions, provided such changes are not out of harmony with the standard Rotary club constitution and with the RI constitution, RI bylaws, and the Rotary Code of Policies.

The Council on Legislation, Rotary's "parliament," meets every three years (2010 and next in 2013) to deliberate and act upon all proposed enactments and resolutions submitted by clubs, district conferences, the Rotary International Board, and The Council itself. It is where clubs have their say in the governance of the association.

Every three years each district sends a representative to the Council. Every club and district is entitled to submit legislation to the Council, and some of the most important work of Rotary is a result of Council action. Women were admitted into Rotary thanks to the action of the 1989 Council on Legislation, while PolioPlus was born as the result of action taken by the 1986 Council.

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