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 »
While the fight to eradicate polio suffered a blow this year when the virus re-emerged in Nigeria, Rotary leaders and top health experts focused Monday on the big picture: the global presence of the paralyzing disease has never been smaller. The headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, served as the site of Rotary’s fourth annual World Polio Day event. Some of the biggest names in the polio eradication campaign were there to reflect on the year’s progress and discuss what’s needed to end the disease for good. More than 200 people... Read More »
At this year’s World Polio Day celebration in Atlanta, Rotary is harnessing the power of virtual reality technology to build empathy and inspire action in our fight to eradicate polio. Rotary, with support from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, produced a virtual reality film that tells the story of Alokita, a young adult who suffered paralysis from polio as a child growing up in India, which has been polio-free since 2011. “When you open your eyes and see a different environment around you, you relate to the subject on a visceral, personal level,” says Vincent Vernet, direct of digital and... Read More »