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Welcome to Gary Rotary Club!


Service Above Self

First & Third Thursday of each month
Beach Cafe
903 Shelby St.
Gary, IN  46403
United States of America
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These meetings via ZOOM may become the preferred way of meeting. Gary Rotary has conducted three such meetings. The meeting on May7, attracted 18 members; the meeting on May 21, had 14 Gary Rotary members, three District 6540 officials, and a member of the Board of Directors of Rotary International participate. Wow!!! And if that isn't enough $5 Happy Bucks for the Rotary Foundation were pledged by George Rogge, Joyce Davis, Warren Johnson, Mike Doyne, Dick Hagelberg, Dorreen Carey, Pat Schubert, Gene Ayers, and Natalie Johnson. DOUBEL WOW!!!!
Participants in our meeting on June 4, were Wendell Carey, Dorreen Carey, Joyce Davis, Shirley Caylor, Gene Ayers, George Rogge, Don Parker, Patrick Schubert, Mike Doyne, Theresa Knipe, Warren Johnson, and Jack Tonk. Former member Denise Dillard also joined in and pledge to renew her membership in Gary Rotary.
Main item of discussion was the annual dinner scheduled for June 29.  See ANNUAL INSTALLATION DINNER article on the website.
Gary Rotary 99th annual installation dinner will be held June 29, in a rather unusual but none the less appropriate setting .... our Gary Rotary Urban Farm. The pandemic makes large, indoor gatherings rather problematic, and our Urban Farm/Garden provides a wonderful space for celebrating Gary Rotary. The UrbanFarm/Garden is located just northeast of St. Mary of the Lake Church. Parking is available.
So here are the details:
• Event will begin at 5:30 PM
• BYOB -- your own food, drink, chairs, table, utensils, napkins, etc.
• The address for the Rotary Garden is 451 S. Howard
• In case of rain we will move in to Lessard Hall still on the property of St. Mary of the Lake
Our meeting for Thursday, June 21, will be an onsite meeting as well as a virtual meeting via ZOOM. The meeting will originate from our normal meeting place, Beach Cafe, beginning at noon. For those who are apprehensive of attending indoor gatherings of 5 or more people, we will transmit the meeting via ZOOM. The link to use is: The meeting ID is 2191783515. If phoning in dial 646-558-8656; then enter ZOOM room by dialing 2197183515#, wait the #. If help is needed contact Warren Johnson at 219-713-0595.
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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Member Birthdays:
  • Paul Orner
    June 11
  • Rebecca Wyatt
    June 21
Join Date:
  • Natalie Johnson
    June 18, 2017
    3 years
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