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
Board of Directors
Executive Secretary
Rotary District 6540
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Mark your calendars Gary Rotarians. We will begin construction of the new playground at the YWCA of Northwest Indiana on Friday, May 13, 2022. Volunteer help will be needed in putting together the various components, removing some of the old parts, laying down the new chipped rubber matting. There will be two shifts for the work on each day, May 13, May 14, May15. The morning shift will be 9:00 AM until noon, and the afternoon shift from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM. NIPSCO and Centier Bank will also have volunteers on site. As the date draws nearer, we will seek your commitment for one of the shifts. But for now, just get the work dates on your calendar.
Gary Rotary Club members recently voted to support the following community organizations:
  • Sojourner Truth House Walk, June 11, 2022; The Walk for STH is an annual event to support the women and children experiencing homelessness and hunger at Sojourner Truth House. Participants raise critical dollars through peer-to-peer fundraising online and in-person. Each year, the Walk for STH provides space and community for those affected by homelessness as well as those who are passionate about providing hope and help. $500 Sponsor level.
  • Crisis Center Wine Fest; June 9, 2022: Crisis Center began the Rap  Line (crisis hotline) in 1971 in response to the tragic suicide of teenager Karen Leshk in 1971.   Co-founders the Rev. Dr. Donald G. Capp and Shirley Caylor used their persistence to obtain initial funding from the city of Gary's revenue sharing funds, and the center has grown to include the Alternative House emergency shelter for children and youth, Safe Place outreach to youth in crisis and Teen Court prevention and early intervention services for youth.   $500 Rose level sponsorship

  • Meals on Wheels Northwest Indiana, Dine with the Chefs; June 5, 2022; A one-of-a-kind epicurean experience; purchased two tickets to be auctioned off to club members.

  • CYO Camp Lawrence; Gary Rotary will sponsor one youth from the City of Gary for a one week experience at Camp Lawrence.

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Dorreen Carey
    May 13
  • Theresa Knipe
    May 15
  • John Roser
    May 18
  • Warren Johnson
    May 29
  • B. Eugene Ayers
    May 30
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Dee Tonk
    May 31
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