Welcome to Putnam County Rotary
Putnam County Rotary is a group of business and professional women and men who meet weekly, at a luncheon, where we share the knowledge and experience of a guest speaker and discuss matters of interest to Rotary and our Community.
The purpose of our fellowship is to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and to help build goodwill and peace in the world.
Putnam County Rotary is a member of Rotary International, one of the first humanitarian organizations, and is part of over 34,000 Rotary Clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas with 1.2 million members worldwide.
Our club was founded on April 24, 1995 with 56 members. Membership of the Putnam County Rotary includes local men and women who are leaders in the fields of business, education, religion, and government. Members have included Putnam Rotary Mayors, school district superintendents, city councilmen, park district commissioners, owners of retail and wholesale businesses, corporate executives, bank presidents, ministers, health care professionals, insurance agents, attorneys, consultants, writers, the self-employed and other vocations. The original founding spirit of Rotary is open to all useful professions and promotes the highest ethical standards, service to others, and to help build goodwill and peace throughout the world.
Today, Putnam County Rotary has 44 Active/Honorary members: Active=29 Active-Corporate=11 Honorary=8. We meet as a club from 12PM – 1PM every Tuesday at First State Bank, 3754 Teays Valley Road. Our Rotary Board meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 11:30pm at First State Bank, 3754 Teays Valley Road. We meet for both meetings in the Bank Community Room. Parking is available at the back of the bank.
Regular attendance is encouraged to build a strong and active Rotary club. Rotary encourages regular attendance because each member represents his/her own business or profession and thus the absence of any member deprives the club of the value of its diversified membership and the personal fellowship of each member. Members who cannot make it to meetings often “make up” by attending a meeting at another of the nearly 34,000 Rotary Clubs throughout the world. Make-ups also provide ideal opportunities to develop friendships with other Rotarians, particularly in other nations.
Each year, there is a district conference where Rotarians from the local surrounding area meet to plan and coordinate. Once a year, an international convention is held for Rotarians to gather, celebrate, and coordinate humanitarian projects worldwide.
Putnam County Rotary maintains a website, Facebook page, and Member Facebook Group which all provide members with information about club projects, details of past and future meetings, accomplishments of members and other general information.
Putnam County Rotary is chartered as club #30715
When Putnam County Rotary was chartered in 1995, it was Rotary International‘s **** club. Since that time, the number of Rotary Clubs has grown almost six-fold. Rotary shed its all-male mantle in 1987 when women were welcomed. Today 15 women serve the community as members of the Putnam County Rotary.
Financial Support of Community
Putnam County Rotary has been a major benefactor for charitable and community causes since its founding. Today, Putnam County Rotary continues to be a generous contributor to humanitarian and other worthwhile causes in and around Putnam County, as well as internationally.