Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 34,000 Rotary clubs located in 167 countries.
The Rotary Club of Pensacola, the "Downtown" Club, was organized March 9, 1915, with 54 charter members and was the second Rotary Club in Florida. Today, the club has over 250 members.
The club actively supports worthwhile causes both here on the Gulf Coast and around the world. Here at home, we support the foundations of the University of West Florida and Pensacola State College, support local education and reading programs, and support the community in a variety of ways. Our members also volunteer in communities abroad to support education, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.
After 100 years of service above self, the Rotary Club of Pensacola is more vital than ever.
To celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Pensacola, the Rotary Club of Pensacola is excited to bring a great new addition to the Community Maritime Park — the Rotary Centennial Playground. Read more »
We meet at New World Landing at the corner of Jefferson and Cedar Streets each Tuesday at 12:00. (Google Map)
Dr. Sherry Hartnett has been gracious enough to step up and accept the position of club president early in a mid-year change. Read More »
Rotary Club of Pensacola Announces New Officers and Recipients of Grover & Sandra Robinson Awards at Change of Command Ceremony Read More »
Each year, the Rotary Club of Pensacola supports community projects with grants to area charitable 501(c)3 organizations. Eight local non-profits were chosen to receive grants. Read More »
The Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola (CROP), in partnership with UWF College of Business, is accepting nominations for the 2016 Combined Rotary of Pensacola Ethics in Business Award. Nominations must be received by April 1, 201. Read More »
A new playground marking 100 years of Rotary Club in Pensacola is now open at the Community Maritime Park. Read More »
Helen Ruddock of Suffolk, England, promoted the goals and values of Rotary through her leadership, service, and integrity. Helen Ruddock of Suffolk, England bequeathed a generous donation of £1.25 million to The Rotary Foundation. Having passed away in 2015 at the age of 96, and although not a Rotarian herself, Mrs Ruddock had a passion for improving the lives of others. Her introduction to Rotary and The Rotary Foundation was made by a close friend, who was a member of the Rotary Club of Halstead for a number of years. Complying with Mrs Ruddock's wishes, the spendable earnings from... Read More »
Following the success of its first virtual reality film, released in October, Rotary is working with Google's virtual reality team to offer an experience that showcases the impact of compassion to a global audience. We're producing a three-minute virtual reality film that emphasizes the two themes of polio and peace, and how Rotary's work to eradicate the disease is increasing stability across the world. We'll premiere the film on 13 June during the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It will be widely released in time for World Polio Day on 24 October. We invite... Read More »