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)
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 »
The Rotary Club of Pensacola celebrated its Change of Command June 30 at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The annual event celebrated the club’s centennial year and set the stage for another 100 years of service to the Pensacola community. Read More »
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I... Read More »
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will... Read More »