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**
Club Executives & Directors
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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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Home Page Stories
With Vice President Jason Harris sitting in for President Natalie Johnson, we held a ZOOM meeting on September 4. Those participating were Mark Stern, Jason Harris, Joyce Davis, Shirley Caylor, Dick Hagelberg, Don Parker, Wendell Carey, Mike Doyne, Gene Ayers, Dorreen Carey, District 6540 Governor John Frischie, and Jack Tonk. After the pledge to the flag and invocation, we went right into trivia questions. The theme was National Bowling League Day. We learned that the original game was called "Nine Pins", that there are 39 boards in an alley, from the foul line to the head pin measures 60 feet, and Jim Beam distillery was the first to put bourbon in a bowling pin shaped bottle.  Happy Bucks were given by Joyce Davis for remembering this ZOOM meeting; Mike Doyne for polio being eradicated from the African continent; Dick Hagelberg for the great weather; Gene Ayers for all of these Happy Bucks; and Jason Harris for the recent rain fall. We noted the September birthdays of George McGuan, Don Parker, Carl Hunter, Mike Doyne, Wendell Carey, and Joyce Davis.
Discussion was held on sponsorship of a major project benefiting the city of Gary in honor of our upcoming 100 anniversary, including helping Habitat for Humanity, a virtual wine tasting/gourmet meal.
Dorreen Carey mentioned a thank you from the Gary Housing Authority for food donated to residents from the Rotary Garden. 
 Gary Rotary past president Bill Baldwin passed away on August 25, 2020. Bill was president of Gary Rotary Club in the 1993-94 Rotary year. He went on to serve Rotary International as District 6540 Governor in 2004-05. Bill was a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Indiana University Northwest, and served as the Executive Director of the Northwest Center for Medical Education. He enjoyed traveling, playing golf, and he was an avid fisherman. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Rotary International or Indiana University Northwest School of Medicine 
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  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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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • George McGuan
    September 2
  • Donald Parker
    September 5
  • Carl Hunter
    September 7
  • Michael Doyne
    September 10
  • Wendell Carey
    September 10
  • Joyce Davis
    September 28
Join Date:
  • Carmella Saraceno
    September 4, 2013
    7 years
  • Rebecca Wyatt
    September 4, 2013
    7 years
  • Shirley Caylor
    September 7, 1989
    31 years
  • Wendell Carey
    September 10, 2006
    14 years
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