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
Immediate Past President
Executive Secretary
Rotary District 6540
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Our speaker for our ZOOM meeting on November 3, will be Omar Farag. Omar is a life long resident of Gary, a graduate of Indiana University, a veteran, and owner of OMAR PRESENTS, a promotion and entertainment company. Omar will regale us with stories from putting on shows across the country.
Our speaker for our meeting on Thursday, November 17, at Beach Cafe will be Professor Emeritus of History at Indiana University Northwest, Jim Lane. Jim will speak about events in DA REGION in 2021/22, and bring copies of STEEL SHAVINGS for each member attending.
Our speaker for the December 15, meeting will be former Congressman Pete Visclosky. Pete will speak about developments at the Gary/Chicago International Airport and what he sees for the future of the airport.
Featured at our meeting on October 20, were three new members of Gary Rotary.  A certificate membership, a Rotary lapel pin, and other Rotary SWAG were presented to new members Elizabeth Ryan, Stephen Uhlarik, and Jamica Williams. Jamica is the Branch Manager for the Tech Credit Union on West Ridge Road in Gary, a graduate of Horace Mann High School and IVY Tech College with a degree in accounting. Her sponsor into Gary Rotary was Jason Harris. Elizabeth Ryan is the Associate Dean and Center Director for the Indiana University Northwest campus School of Medicine. She has a doctorate in Education from Loyola University in Chicago. Her sponsor into Gary Rotary was Warren Johnson. Steve Uhlarik is a Senior Project Manager for Crate and Barrel Inc, and currently serving as the president of the Miller Business Association. He has degrees from the University of Illinois and Roosevelt University. His sponsor into Gary Rotary was Gene Ayers. Pictured with Elizabeth, Steve, and Jamica are Gary Rotary President Warren Johnson (left) and Gary Rotary Executive Secretary, Jack Tonk (right).
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Former Congressman Pete Visclosky
Dec 15, 2022 5:30 PM
Outlook for the Gary/Chicago International Airport
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Jason Harris
    December 8
  • Denise Dillard
    December 25
Join Date:
  • Jack Tonk
    December 5, 1985
    37 years
  • George McGuan
    December 28, 2008
    14 years
Rotary projects around the globe – December 2022

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in the United States, Mexico, Germany, Italy, and India.

A community cure

Backed by Rotary’s Programs of Scale award, Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia confronts a worldwide malady at the local level

Turning wine bottles back into sand

A club in Washington’s wine country uses a novel approach to keep glass out of the landfill.

Leveraging expertise with Ashoka

Leveraging expertise with AshokaRotary’s partnership with Ashoka brings together the vision of Ashoka’s social entrepreneurs with the local expertise of Rotary members to inspire innovation that can solve problems, create leaders, and

Engagement through experiences

During the COVID-19 pandemic's initial U.S. wave in 2020, Detroit, Michigan, was one of many cities where first responders and medical personnel needed more personal protective equipment. A Rotary club in India learned about the situation and contacted its longtime partner, the Rotary Club of