What is Rotary?

 

The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg turned 100 years old on January 2, 2020. The club was one of the first 200 clubs chartered by Rotary International (today there are over 35,000 clubs worldwide). It was founded by former St. Petersburg Times editor, William Straub and other community leaders. 

We’re an international SERVICE club with 1.2M members worldwide, not a social club. Being a social is a byproduct of what we do to help our community and those less fortunate throughout the world. 

If you are looking for ways to engage with business men and women committed to serving our community and our world we invite you to become one of 1.2 million Rotarians around the world by joining The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg, the largest and oldest service club in our community.

We invite you to visit us at our Friday meetings at noon at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club .  It would be our pleasure to have you as a guest. If you would like more information, contact us today!

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Welcome Megan Simons (center), the newest member of the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg. She is the owner of Pippa Pelure - contemporary and sophisticated fashion for women, accessories and art, located on Beach Drive. Pictured with her sponsor, Beth Ann Drake (left) and club membership chair, Sherri Crouse (right) ... See MoreSee Less

Welcome Megan Simons (center), the newest member of the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg.  She is the owner of  Pippa Pelure - contemporary and sophisticated fashion for women, accessories and art, located on Beach Drive. Pictured with her sponsor, Beth Ann Drake (left) and club membership chair, Sherri Crouse (right)

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Welcome Megan!!

Rotary Foundation Honors St. Pete Rotary Club Members

Congratulations to Jim Williams (left) who became a Paul Harris Society Fellow and Joe Ozbolt (center) who was recognized for his multiple gifts (PH+2) to the Society. Continuing the legacy of the Rotary Club founder, the Paul Harris Fellow program recognizes individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. (pictured with Club President, Scott Russell)
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Rotary Foundation Honors St. Pete Rotary Club Members

Congratulations to Jim Williams (left) who became a Paul Harris Society Fellow and Joe Ozbolt (center) who was recognized for his multiple gifts (PH+2) to the Society. Continuing the legacy of the Rotary Club founder, the Paul Harris Fellow program recognizes individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. (pictured with Club President, Scott Russell)

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Congratulations Gentlemen!!

The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg welcomes its newest member, Kevin Taylor, Business Relationship Manager with Suncoast Credit Union (right). Pictured with club membership chair, Sherri Crouse (center) and Darryl Fieldman (left) ... See MoreSee Less

The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg welcomes its newest member, Kevin Taylor, Business Relationship Manager with Suncoast Credit Union (right). Pictured with club membership chair, Sherri Crouse (center) and Darryl Fieldman (left)

Playing three nights live this weekend - Rotary does bell ringing. Northeast Publix. Gets your tickets now, and show up with your donations. These guys are working too hard to make them beg! ... See MoreSee Less

Playing three nights live this weekend - Rotary does bell ringing. Northeast Publix. Gets your tickets now, and show up with your donations. These guys are working too hard to make them beg!
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Rotary’s Guiding Principles

Rotary’s guiding principles have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world.

We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of our club’s activity.

4 Way Test

  • Of the Things we think, say and do: is it the truth?
  • Is it fair to all concerned?
  • Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

5 Avenues of Service

1. Club Service
2. Vocational service
3. Community Service
4. International Service
5. Youth Service-New Generations Service