About Us - Holland Noon Rotary Club

Welcome!

The Rotary Club of Holland was admitted to membership in Rotary International March 11, 1920 and has the honor of being the city’s first nationally affiliated service club. With “Service Above Self” being the international Rotary goal, Holland Rotary has reached out to our community, children and youth throughout the world. The club has long been active in establishing Rotary’s International Youth Exchange program, hosting high-school students from many countries and sending local youth abroad for study. We have also sponsored recipients of Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Fellowships for graduate study abroad. International service has long been a focus of our Club and continues today. This International involvement includes the virtual eradication of polio and other childhood diseases worldwide. Help with agricultural endeavors, medical needs, living facilities and fresh water have been a key component of our club with work being done in numerous countries including India, Belize, South Africa, Mexico, Honduras, Kenya and countries of the Caribbean. Monetary grants and voluntary service together mark the club’s civic contributions. Highway cleanup, Christmas Salvation Army Bell Ringers, upcoming additional benches for Windmill Island and food drives for Community Action House are among current activities directly benefiting the residents of Holland. Though founded as an all-male organization in the 20’s, Rotary now has numerous female members. Several women in the Holland Club have served as club presidents, directors and other officers.

Holland Noon Rotary meets weekly at 12:10 at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center on Hope College’s campus.