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 »
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll... Read More »
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia... Read More »