The Rotary Club of Erie


"Service Above Self"

Every Wednesday at NOON

Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel
55 West Bay Drive
Erie, PA  16501
United States
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ImageBeginning in 2011 the Rotary Club of Erie partnered with Mercyhurst University to host a one-day event focused on promoting thoughtful dialogue about what defines ethical behavior and choices. This year the event is open to Juniors from all 19 Erie County high schools. Each high school may select up to 15 students to attend the Symposium (four alternate students may be selected in case one or more students is unable to attend).

The symposium's curriculum is presented in engaging, diverse and interactive formats, including a play presentation, small classroom discussions and a unique "open mic" session. Students are encouraged to think about ethical decision making and how the choices they make impact their lives, their family and friends, and their community.

The Symposium will begin with registration at 8:00 A.M. and will conclude at 2:00 P.M. Lunch is provided. Students school check with their guidance counselors for additional information.


The Rotary Club of Erie is a club of business and organizational leaders providing help to those at risk not only in Erie but internationally. We belong to Rotary International. The local club is where most of Rotarians' meaningful service work is carried out.

We join the other 42 clubs with its 1,400+ members in Rotary District 7280 to affect change regionally.

Internationally, we are part of 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries with 1.2 million Rotarians who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

If you would like to help others by providing your time and talent to further the Rotary motto, Service Above Self, we invite you to learn more about the Rotary Club of Erie by clicking the links at left under the heading Site Pages.  

On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, the Rotary Club of Erie celebrated its 100th anniversary of service to the Erie community and beyond.


Here is then president, Joe Herbert's, remarks at the Celebration Gala:

"I’d like to put it in perspective what it means to be a successful organization for 100 years in the United States.

"Think about this.  The Rotary Club of Erie has been through multiple recessions, six wars including both world wars, the Great Depression, the Industrial Revolution, a U.S. technology boom, the DOT com bust, the creation of the internet and social media and the recent U.S housing/wall street crisis.

"According to Standard & Poor's, the following is the “A” list of American organizations that have lasted for 100 years or more:

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Casie Lucas-Szumigala - Lunch Meeting at Sheraton
Mar 28, 2018
Speech Language Pathology
Sen. Pat Toomey - Lunch Meeting at Sheraton
Apr 04, 2018
State and National initiatives
Linda Breakiron - Breakfast Meeting at MBA
Apr 11, 2018
Scholarship Awards
Karen Tyler - Lunch Meeting at MBA
Apr 18, 2018
Service Above Self Awards
Al Messina - Lunch Meeting at Sheraton
Apr 25, 2018
Boys and Girls Club of Erie
Dr. David Hyland,President - Breakfast mtg. MBA
May 02, 2018
Mercyhust University, NE Campus
Ashley Senger - Lunch Meeting at Sheraton
May 09, 2018
Lauguage Collaboration, LLC
Mark Alexa - Lunch Meeting at Sheraton
May 16, 2018
Community Shelter Services
Christine Riehl - Lunch Meeting at Sheraton
May 23, 2018
Fair Districts PA - Gerrymandering
May 30, 2018
Happy Memorial Day
Bishop Robinson - Breakfast Meeting at MBA
Jun 06, 2018
Chautauqua Institution
Jun 13, 2018
Rotary of Erie Club Picnic
John Persinger - Lunch Mtg. at Sheraton
Jun 20, 2018
Erie Downtown Development Corp.
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