Welcome to the 

Rotary Club of Shreveport

 

We meet at the downtown Hilton Hotel restaurant! Can't make it in person? All of our meetings are recorded on Zoom! Contact our club by phone at 318-55-3951 or via email at shreveportrotary@gmail.com to join us for a meeting.

A chartered club of Rotary International, Rotary Club of Shreveport is one of the largest of over 30,000 Rotary clubs in the world. Our Club is comprised of over 190 business and professional leaders from the SBC.

Since its founding on April 1st, 1914, the club has been known for its fellowship and service to the community. Rotary Club of Shreveport Foundation, the charitable arm of the club, contributes thousands of dollars to help support projects endorsed by the club.

Our Beginnings:

On Friday, February 6, 1914, thirteen Shreveport men gathered at the Youree Hotel, at the urging of John B. Yauger.  Various professions and businesses were represented.  The thirteen men that attended established a unique meeting time of the club, 12:13 p.m., which is still in effect today.  These thirteen men unanimously agreed to the formation of the Rotary Club of Shreveport.  The club was officially chartered with the then International Association of Rotary Clubs (now Rotary International) as Club #109 on April 1, 1914.

 Over 100 years later:

We are one of the large executive clubs in the world.  From one of our first projects in World War I supporting patriotic activities to our present-day projects, we continue to make a difference in the community.  In addition, our members' individual contributions to the End Polio campaign with The Rotary Foundation now exceed $1 million.

 

The Present and into the Future:

Our Club is proud of past projects like Rotary Hall at Centenary College and Rotary Park.  In the Rotary year 2017-2018 our members selected a proposal to partner with other local organizations to create the Rotary Learning Bus.  Be on the watch for our Rotary Learning Bus to be traveling in our local area.

 

 

Community Leaders Who Love to Give Back!

 

 

 

Current projects:

Local non-profit partner organizations - civic grants

Rotary Learning Bus/Common Ground Partnership

Rotary Centennial Umbrellas at Shreveport Water Park

Primary Education - support several projects

Sponsor blood drives with LifeShare Blood Center

Hunger - Food Bank projects

Homelessness - Rescue Mission projects

Youth leadership - Sponsor several events

Sponsor Rotaract Club of Bossier Parish Community College

Higher Education - Scholarships

Agriculture - Support several events

 

 

 

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