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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Rotary Club of St. Petersburg Presents Paul Harris Fellow Awards

It's always exciting to present Paul Harris Fellow Awards (a prestigious honor for Rotary Foundation donors). Sherri Crouse (center) was inspired by the hard work and volunteer efforts of two of our newest members, Melanie Simon (left) and Jan Davidson (right), so she donated her Rotary Foundation points to make them both Paul Harris Fellows. Gifts to the Foundation come back to Rotary districts and clubs as matching grants to support a variety of community projects.
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Rotary Club of St. Petersburg Presents Paul Harris Fellow Awards

Its always exciting to present Paul Harris Fellow Awards (a prestigious honor for Rotary Foundation donors). Sherri Crouse (center) was inspired by the hard work and volunteer efforts of  two of our newest members, Melanie Simon (left) and Jan Davidson (right), so she donated her Rotary Foundation points to make them both Paul Harris Fellows. Gifts to the Foundation come back to Rotary districts and clubs as matching grants to support a variety of community projects.

Scott Russell Elected President of the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg

The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg, FL elected Scott Russell as president, beginning July 1, for the 2021-22 year. He is a wealth advisor and partner with Concierge Financial Organization. He joined the club in 2014. He joins a group of distinguished community, civic and business leaders who have led the St. Petersburg club since it was founded in 1920, beginning with William Straub.

Other club officers elected to serve for the new fiscal year, include: Doug Phares, President-Elect; Bond Thomas, Secretary; Jill Van Middlesworth-Banks, Treasurer and Eric Walley, Sergeant-at-Arms.
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Scott Russell Elected President of the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg

The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg, FL elected Scott Russell as president, beginning July 1, for the 2021-22 year. He is a wealth advisor and partner with Concierge Financial Organization. He joined the club in 2014. He joins a group of distinguished community, civic and business leaders who have led the St. Petersburg club since it was founded in 1920, beginning with William Straub. 

Other club officers elected to serve for the new fiscal year, include: Doug Phares, President-Elect; Bond Thomas, Secretary; Jill Van Middlesworth-Banks, Treasurer and Eric Walley, Sergeant-at-Arms.

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Congratulations Scott!

Congratulations!!! You look a lot like the much younger brother of our new President Scott Russell!

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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