Rotary Club of Washington, D.C.

Mission and History

The Rotary Club of Washington, D.C. club was founded in June 1912 and we have been celebrating more than a century of Service Above Self in our local community and in the world.

Together with our club’s Foundation, the Rotary Foundation of Washington, D.C., our club is involved in projects that give back to our local community and benefit those in need around the world. We plant new cherry trees around the Tidal Basin; play bingo with wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; provide annual grants to more than 30 local nonprofits every year; host career fairs for DC high school students; hand out dictionaries to every 3rd grader in the public and charter schools of Washington, D.C., and feed the homeless every month in the Nation’s Capital.

As the oldest club in the Nation’s Capital, we welcome visitors from across the country and around the world every week at our meetings. Our unique position in Washington also allows us to attract world-class speakers, including Ambassadors and business, government, and nonprofit leaders. Our club meets Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1135 16th Street, N.W.

Learn more about giving back to your community with the Rotary Club of Washington, D.C.: