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)
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 »
Heidi Blair, director of USO Northwest Florida, and Michael Murdoch, CEO of AppRiver were selected to be the 2015 Ethics in Business Award Winners. They were recognized at the 13th annual event presented by the University of West Florida College of Business and the Combined Rotary of Pensacola. Read More »
The Pensacola News Journal interviews Rotarian John Tice about plans for the Rotary Centennial Playground at the Community Maritime Park in Downtown Pensacola. Read the article at pnj.com.
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian When Brad Rubini was reading a bedtime story to his seven-year-old daughter, Claire, she asked him why he was reading the words wrong. “I’m dyslexic, so I thought I was reading the words right,” recalls Rubini, a past president of the Rotary Club of Toledo, Ohio. After he explained his problem, she began to read to him on most nights instead. “She was a voracious reader and storyteller. She was always telling stories, even when she was a toddler,” he says. Three years later, while Claire was away at summer camp, she died unexpectedly as a result of a... Read More »
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian In the seven days from 7 through 13 March, I took precisely 84,250 steps. This amounted to 39.85 miles. I also climbed 288 floors and burned 22,055 calories. I’m fairly certain that you, gentle readers, could not care less about those statistics. Unless, of course, you’re one of the millions of gentle readers who have joined America’s fitness self-surveillance movement by strapping a tracking device to your wrist. In which case, you are probably pretty darned impressed by my stats. I should therefore add a few crucial caveats. Caveat No. 1: That week... Read More »