The History of East Rochester Rotary

Some History of the East Rochester Rotary Club

Submitted by Thomas Conners

The Rotary Club of East Rochester received its charter on March 8, 1926. The newly chartered club had 24 members and their weekly meetings were held at St. Mathias Episcopal Church on East Avenue.

Some of the fundraising they did included Fruit Cake sales every holiday season and Travelogues held at the High School. The travelogues featured many different people who had traveled extensively. These were held for many years and were very well received by the community.

East Rochester Rotary was then able to sponsor several community organizations, including Boy Scouts, Little League, Pop Warner Football, Christmas Baskets for needy families, playground equipment, and scholarships. The club also bought the Community Resource building and sponsored yearly Citizen of the Year awards.

Having a presence in the village for over nine decades its members still strive to fulfill the Rotary motto “Service Above Self”

If you would like to know more about the history of East Rochester Rotary Club, check us out at the history center in the village hall.

If you are interested in joining Rotary or participating in our activities please contact us via this website.