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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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The change to the drawing at our meetings is working quite well. In January one step was added to the normal drawing a name tag from the spittoon and award the cash "pot" to the named Rotarian if present. That Rotarian would then have to draw the Queen of Hearts from a deck of cards to be awarded the cash pot. 
Now, one more slight change ... if the Rotarian whose name is drawn from the spittoon is not present, then another name tag will be drawn until the named Rotarian is present. 
So far the Queen of Hearts has not been drawn and the pot for the meeting on February 6, will be over $20.
We all know George Rogge is a strong supporter of our Happy Bucks campaign by making a donation to the Rotary International Foundation at each meeting. Through his donations, George reached the $1,000 level to be come a Paul Harris Fellow. At our meeting on December 19, District Governor Al Brothers presented the award to George. Congratulations George.

Gary Rotary Club secretary, Shirley Caylor, recently received the Sagamore of the Wabash award from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb. The highest distinction in Indiana is the designation of "Sagamore of the Wabash" by the state governor. The award states that the honoree is "distinguished by his (her) humanity in living, his loyalty in friendship, his wisdom in council, and his inspiration in leadership." It is a personal tribute usually given to those who have rendered a distinguished service to the state or to the governor.

Shirley was nominated for the award by the Indiana Youth Institute, whose mission is to improve the lives of all Indiana children by strengthening and connecting the people, organizations, and communities that are focused on kids and youth. She was nominated for her outstanding leadership as CEO of the Crisis Center, which provides emergency shelter and counseling for homeless, abused, or neglected youth.

"Sagamore" was a term used by native American tribes of Indiana (and other tribes of the northeastern United States) to describe a lesser chief or a great man among the tribe whom the chief consulted for wisdom and advice. "The Wabash" refers to Indiana's official state river.

Congratulations Shirley. An award long overdue.

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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