The Rotary Club of Rockingham County is a group of friends that work together to put service above self.
Rotary International, a volunteer organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotary Club members in over 33,000 Rotary Clubs, spanning more than 200 countries and/or geographical areas.
Rotary exists to improve communities through humanitarian, intercultural, and educational activities – especially through the efforts of polio eradication; peace building; international education; literacy; clean water; and other community-based projects.
The Rotary Club of Rockingham County invests in the continued health and positive growth of our local area through:
- supporting Eastern Mennonite University’s Summer Peace Building Institute;
- hosting annual fundraisers (including a Golf Tournament and Car Raffle/Silent Auction) to invest in the work of Generations Crossing, The Collins Center, First Step: A Response to Domestic Violence, the Ronald McDonald House, and other worthy charities;
- volunteering to read to public school students in the Project Read program; and
- leading the Rockingham County All-American Soap Box Derby.
We also partner with other Clubs on broader initiatives. We’ve worked with the Albemarle County and Massanutten Clubs on a clean water project in Limpopo Province, South Africa through UVA’s Pure Madi program. We are actively partnering with other area clubs to organize the Harrisonburg Strawberry Festival that benefits both City and County public parks.
The Rotary Club of Rockingham County is a mid-sized Club with a big heart. We routinely see 100% participation of members at projects large and small (and social events dressy and informal!). We’re a Club that is, by its very nature, easy going – as a Club past president said, you have to be laid back if you’re going to meet before work once a week! — but passionately committed to the ideals and goals of Rotary. Perhaps more importantly: we’re a Club where you can make a positive impact in your community while making new friends over coffee, bacon, and a good breakfast.
We invite you to join us at one of our meetings or events. (You can find us most Tuesday mornings at 7:00 am at the Golden Pony in Downtown Harrisonburg.) Explore how accepting the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” will benefit not only the communities in which you live and work, but in your everyday life as well.