What is Rotary?

Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self. Click here to learn more about Rotary.

Upcoming Events of Interest

  • Since COVID restrictions have been lifted, Dearborn Rotary is back on the move. We will begin having a hybrid version of meetings, both Zoom and in person. Please refer to the Events tab for specific information on our meetings. We would love to see you.
  • August 2nd is the Dearborn Rotary Hugh Archer Memorial Golf Outing. Money raised will provide scholaships to deserving Dearborn high school students. Want to play at Dearborn Country Club? Here’s your chance. Click here for an informational flier and registration form.
  • Dearborn Rotary is cook’in! The Dearborn Rotary Cook Book is available for the holidays. Money raised will go to worthy causes in Dearborn and beyond. Click here to get yours!

Greetings from the President

Founded in 1923, the Rotary Club of Dearborn has been serving the Dearborn community and world for the past 97 years and will continue that service for 98 years during my time in office. This is a wonderful legacy of serving that our club and city have been able to share with joy and pride. Locally, we award more than $60,000 in scholarships to graduating students, clean up part of the Telegraph Road corridor through Adopt-A-Highway and support food security programs. This past spring we used a Rotary District Grant to bring meals to local front-line workers at Beaumont Hospital, and Dearborn Fire and Police departments. Globally we collaborate with other Rotary clubs to support literacy in Ghana, schools in Chinandega, Nicaragua and help to support Rotary International’s partnership with ShelterBox, which provides emergency shelters and other essential items to people who have lost their homes in disaster. Look around our website and explore the activities of Dearborn Rotary.  As our world has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are changing as we build on and live into, for example digital formats. We are seeking ways to be creative with our signature and new fundraising events, so as to keep providing means to do the things we do. We welcome you to share in making the world and our community a better place to live and work as we #KeepBecomingRotary. Plan to visit our club and experience firsthand how you can be part of the inspiring work of Rotary. Every Thursday we meet to hear an engaging speaker and learn about opportunities for community service. I personally invite you to find out how you might already be a Rotarian at heart! When? Thursdays at 11:30 am. Where? Please go to the Events tab to see where we are on any given week. Send us a message at info@dearbornrotary.org. and we can get the meeting link to you. We look forward to greeting you!

Shannon Peterson, President