What is a Rotary Club, Anyway

A Rotary Club is a group of community members who gather together weekly. They Sign with flagsmeet for breakfast (Sunrise Club), lunch (Luncheon Club), or dinner (Dinner Club- more traditional) and sometimes Happy Hour. The meetings are usually held in the same place.

The primary purpose is to further the ideals of Rotary International; basically, “Service Above Self”.

The next purpose is to assist the local community in meeting social needs that the club democratically chooses. Unlike other service clubs, Rotary does not have any predetermined causes; rather each club decides independently which local needs are more important and also within the club resources.

For instance, a Club member near Washington, DC started what became the worldwide effort to eradicate Polio everywhere. Another club member near Westminster began a program to eradicate African River Blindness in the entire country of Tanzania.

More locally, a club in Catonsville helped a food pantry establish a permanent location and an independent, fully staffed, Community Assistance Center serving over 2500 families.

The Rotary Club of Elkridge has supported many causes (see our Mission Statement) continuously for over 60 years, involving over 400 community members, business leaders and educators.

Please continue to browse our Website to learn more about our current and past efforts, our community, businesses, churches, schools, and our unique history.

We also invite you to be our guest for dinner and attend our weekly meeting at the Elkridge Furnace Inn any Wednesday evening. Advance notice is not necessary but the meetings and dinner begin promptly at 6:30 pm. Although the meetings end on time at 7:30 pm everyone is invited to stay for fellowship.