Club Information

Welcome to Gary Rotary Club!


Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Beach Cafe
903 Shelby St.
Gary, IN 46403
United States of America
First & Third Thursday of each month **Meetings will be conducted virtually until further notice**
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President Elect
Rotary Foundation
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Executive Secretary
Rotary District 6540
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The purpose of this project is to develop and support the management of durable
medical/mobility equipment to serve the needs of individuals and family members of
persons with temporary or permanent disabilities. The DEN operates out of space in the Marquette Park Methodist church. Project Chairperson Zully Alvarado reports that the limitations imposed by the Covid 19 pandemic has limited distribution of the equipment. However, on March 27, 2021, volunteers (many from US Steel) cleaned, disinfected, and tagged the equipment. Further, Zully reports that recently four (4) requests for equipment have been met serving residents of Miller and Glen Ryan neighborhoods. As knowledge of this project increases, more requests for equipment is expected.


We have submitted an application seeking a grant from Rotary District 6540 to help with our 100th anniversary project of revamping and adding to the playground at the Gary YWCA. The overall cost of the project is approximately $23,000. If successful the district grant could fund up to $3,000 of the project. President Natalie Johnson, Project Chairperson Jack Tonk, and Assistant Project Chairperson Dick Hagelberg worked diligently on the application. Able assistance was provided by Dorreen Carey, Warren Johnson, and Joyce Davis. We should hear in May 2021 if a grant will be awarded.
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Gary Rotary Club, we will be renovating and adding to the playground at the Gary YWCA. The current playground was installed over 20 years ago and is in need of repair. Further, the current playground is suited for children from 5 to 12 years of age. There is nothing for younger children. This need will be met with the installation of a new playground just for the younger kids. Total cost of the project is slightly over $23,000. Financial support will be sought from various foundations, businesses and private citizens. Gary Rotary Club will also contribute.
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To gain maximum use of the Rotary International website, each Rotarian must create an account with Rotary. With this account you will be able to view your Rotary profile, as well as check your contributions to the Rotary Foundation. Here are the steps to do this.
  1. Go to, go to "For Members" and click on My Rotary or click on My Rotary where ever you see it.
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  4. Fill in the Account registration information and click on Continue. If club number is requested we are club #3359. Our District is 6540.
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Eric Tonk
Apr 15, 2021
My Bike Trip Around Lake Michigan
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Dick Hagelberg
    April 12
Join Date:
  • James Huson
    April 13, 2006
    15 years
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