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 of America
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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. 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. We are looking forward to the next Symposium!


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:

EVENING PROGRAM on Victorian Princess
Jul 24, 2019
Brenda Sandberg on Bayfront Development Then, Now and into the Future
Karen Tyler, Brian Gutowski and Ginny Rogers
Jul 31, 2019
Erie Day School: 90 Years and Going Strong
Dr. Chris Clark, President of St. Vincent Hospital
Aug 07, 2019
Getting Health Care Right
Ken Fleeson
Aug 14, 2019
Rotary 7280 District Governor Club Visit
Rotarian Hank Pietraszek
Aug 21, 2019
Crossing the Line: An Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Discussion
No Lunchtime Meeting
Aug 28, 2019
Rotary at the Erie Seawolves Game
No Meeting
Sep 04, 2019
Labor Day Holiday
Doug Chilcott
Sep 11, 2019
TED as an Open Civic Platform
Rotary Goes to the Erie Zoo!
Sep 18, 2019
Scott Mitchell on Wild Open Spaces: Our Future Zoo
Blane Dessy
Sep 25, 2019
The Library as Key Component of Erie's Renaissance
Charles "Boo" Hagerty
Oct 02, 2019
Hamot Health Foundation and Erie's Renaissance
Daryl Johnson
Oct 09, 2019
Hateland: A Long, Hard Look at America's Extremist Heart
Brian Slawin and Michael Outlaw
Oct 16, 2019
How Entrepreneurs, Their Companies & Communities Can Support Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
No Meeting
Nov 27, 2019
Thanksgiving Holiday
No Lunchtime Meeting
Dec 04, 2019
Holiday Dinner
No Meeting
Dec 25, 2019
Christmas Holiday
No Meeting
Jan 01, 2020
New Year's Day Holiday
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