Rochester AM Rotary ~ Rochester, NY
Our History The Rochester AM Rotary Club was sponsored by the Rochester Rotary Club. Twenty-five members and numerous other Rotarians attended Charter Night on May 13, 1988.  Over the years, Rochester AM Rotary has participated in many community service projects. When the club was chartered, the members decided that its community service projects would target organizations which helped children and did not receive sustained funding from the United Way. In that spirit, the club has raised thousands to benefit the Rotary Sunshine Camp for disabled children, Hope Hall (a school providing alternative learning methods for children) and St. Peter and Paul’s Day Care Center (which has become a Head- Start Program).  Our Club was the only local service club to raise money to sponsor a ballard in the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial at Highland Park.  The club has sponsored three students for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) program and hosted two youth exchange students as part of our International Service. We have supported a number of World Community Service projects including aid to storm victims and the building of public restroom facilities in India. When it comes to fundraisers, the club has done a whole bunch of different things: hosted an annual golf tournament, done raffles, sold entertainment books, had a garage sale, conducted a road rally, and sold admission tickets at the Monroe County Fair. Contemporary fundraisers include working at the concession stands at Red Wings games and hosting a wine pairing event. In addition to raising money, members of Rochester AM Rotary have painted, repaired, swept, shoveled, chopped and dug their way towards a better community. Previous projects have included planting a tree at Ellison Park, working as part of the set-up crew at the LPGA, and assisting with the Special Olympics. Currently, club members tend two gardens, one at Hope Hall and another at the Rotary Sunshine Camp. And they’ve also been seen flipping burgers at The Historic Parsells Church.
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About Us

We’re Different! Our club operates a little differently than most Rotary Clubs. We’re more casual, without all of the formalities and rituals. We don’t spend time singing or imposing fines. Instead, we’re interested in serving and having fun. You’ve gotta see how much fun putting “service above self” can really be!
Guiding Principles Rotary International has developed the following principles to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world. The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society; THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life; FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. As a way to apply those principles in our personal and professional relationships, Rotary International encourages us to apply the Four-Way Test.
Rochester AM Rotary ~ Rochester, NY
Our History The Rochester AM Rotary Club was sponsored by the Rochester Rotary Club. Twenty-five members and numerous other Rotarians attended Charter Night on May 13, 1988.  Over the years, Rochester AM Rotary has participated in many community service projects. When the club was chartered, the members decided that its community service projects would target organizations which helped children and did not receive sustained funding from the United Way. In that spirit, the club has raised thousands to benefit the Rotary Sunshine Camp for disabled children, Hope Hall (a school providing alternative learning methods for children) and St. Peter and Paul’s Day Care Center (which has become a Head- Start Program).  Our Club was the only local service club to raise money to sponsor a ballard in the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial at Highland Park.  The club has sponsored three students for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) program and hosted two youth exchange students as part of our International Service. We have supported a number of World Community Service projects including aid to storm victims and the building of public restroom facilities in India. When it comes to fundraisers, the club has done a whole bunch of different things: hosted an annual golf tournament, done raffles, sold entertainment books, had a garage sale, conducted a road rally, and sold admission tickets at the Monroe County Fair. Contemporary fundraisers include working at the concession stands at Red Wings games and hosting a wine pairing event. In addition to raising money, members of Rochester AM Rotary have painted, repaired, swept, shoveled, chopped and dug their way towards a better community. Previous projects have included planting a tree at Ellison Park, working as part of the set-up crew at the LPGA, and assisting with the Special Olympics. Currently, club members tend two gardens, one at Hope Hall and another at the Rotary Sunshine Camp. And they’ve also been seen flipping burgers at The Historic Parsells Church.

About Us

We’re Different! Our club operates a little differently than most Rotary Clubs. We’re more casual, without all of the formalities and rituals. We don’t spend time singing or imposing fines. Instead, we’re interested in serving and having fun. You’ve gotta see how much fun putting “service above self” can really be!
Guiding Principles Rotary International has developed the following principles to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world. The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society; THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life; FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. As a way to apply those principles in our personal and professional relationships, Rotary International encourages us to apply the Four- Way Test.