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
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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Home Page Stories
The Gary Rotary Urban garden has been producing tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, and lettuce all summer. Now comes the kale and other greens to be distributed at the next St. Mary of the Lake Food Pantry on Monday, Oct. 19, from 9:00 AM until noon. Please join fellow Rotarians Dorreen Carey and Joyce Davis in the distribution.
Though new to Gary Rotary, Zully Alvarado is not new to Rotary International. She is a former member of Rotary1, the founding club, Chicago Rotary. Zully is the founder of Causes for Change International, an organization that serves communities in need throughout the Americas. She is also the founder of the Disability Equipment Network serving persons with disabilities in need of durable medical equipment. She currently serves as the president of the Dunes Learning Center Board of Directors, and serves on the Indiana Trails Advisory Board. Zully, working with long time member Jessica Renslow is responsible for the disability friendly kayak launch on the Marquette Park lagoon, and the addition of plants, seating, and game stations at the site. Zully is married to Jonathan Silber. Welcome to Gary Rotary, Zully.
Gary Rotary Club is the recipient of a District 6540 Grant to assist with our Disability Equipment Network project. With this project, individuals in the community with physical disabilities will have access to disability equipment which will promote their likelihood for job training, participation in community activities, and enhance their quality of life. The first delivery of such equipment occurred on October 10, to the site of the project, Marquette Park Methodist Church. Rotarians Paul Orner, Warren Johnson, Dick Hagelberg, Rebecca Wyatt, and Zully Alvarado were on hand to help unload the truck. Efforts will now begin to alert those in Gary and Northwest Indiana of the availability of the equipment and the training of their use.
While anyone can access the Rotary International website, members of Rotary are able to learn more detailed information including his/her contributions to the Rotary Foundation, information on Gary Rotary, and information on our Rotary District. To do this a member needs to register, or create an account on the website. Here is how you do it:
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.
  2. Click on Sign In/Register.
  3. If you are a first time user, click on Create account.
  4. Fill in the Account registration information and click on Continue. If club number is requested we are club #3359. Our District is 6540.
  5. You will be informed that an e-mail has been sent to you.
  6. Check your email for the address you provided in step 5. You will receive a message which will ask you to click on the blue link to finalize the process.
  7. Fill in all the mandatory information and click on Create account.
  8. When the screen refreshes you will be given information describing what you can do with the MyRotary account. After reading, click on Continue.
If you are not a first time user, after step 2, just enter your email address and password and click on Sign In.
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Join Date:
  • Donald Parker
    October 1, 2000
    20 years
  • John Roser
    October 1, 1977
    43 years
  • Patrick Schubert
    October 18, 2018
    2 years
  • Joyce Davis
    October 19, 2006
    14 years
  • Carl Hunter
    October 20, 2005
    15 years
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