Welcome to Rotary Club of Hollywood Florida
Who We Are
The Rotary Club of Hollywood, FL, is a service organization that has been a part of this community since 1924. The Hollywood Rotary Club is a local chapter of Rotary International, a world-wide organization of local Rotary Clubs, dedicated to working on and funding projects to help others, both around the corner, and around the world.
We are a membership organization composed of men and women who are current and former decision makers in business, government and public service. All of the members of The Rotary Club of Hollywood either work or reside in the Greater Hollywood Area.
Our community and international service is done through three corporations – the Rotary Club of Hollywood, the Hollywood Rotary Club Foundation and the Rotary Club Building Corporation – all governed by an 18-member board of directors, composed of club members.
Membership is open to all those of good moral character and who embrace our motto of “Service Above Self.”
What We Do
Each year during early May, the members of the Rotary Club of Hollywood conduct a three day live auction. All of the proceeds from the auction are placed in the Hollywood Rotary Club Foundation and are used to help the youth of Greater Hollywood.
The annual auction is the only fundraiser conducted by the Hollywood Rotary and it takes a herculean effort each and every year by our members, to generate new merchandise and gift certificates from generous local businesses.
One of the primary projects funded by the auction is college scholarships for 24 deserving students from our four area high schools. Students are interviewed by panels of local Rotarians to insure that the stipends are awarded to students in financial need who have demonstrated community service and have high academic standards.
The remainder of the funds are used to support various special projects and underwrite programs that are conducted in support of Hollywood youth.
How You Can Help
You can help support the efforts of Hollywood Rotary by participating in our annual auction. We also invite you to consider membership in the Rotary Club of Hollywood. Requirements are that you be a reputable man or woman who has experience as a decision maker in business, government or community service, and who works and/or resides in the greater Hollywood area.
The best way to get a “better feel” for the organization is to join us for one of our weekly luncheon meetings. You’ll be our guest for lunch and you’ll get to see how we interact with each other. You’ll be able to learn more about Rotary from those at your table.
It is a requirement that all prospective members be sponsored by a current member of the Club, attend three meetings so that we can get to know you better, and be approved by the Board of Directors.
“Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves.” – Paul Harris, 1914, Founder Rotary International
Service Above Self
Rotary’s official mottoes, Service Above Self and One Profits Most Who Serves Best, trace back to the early days of the organization. Simply put, it means that Rotarians are dedicated to giving from the heart, in a selfless way, without any expectation of recognition or personal gain.
Hall For Rent
The Hollywood Rotary Club is one of the few Rotary Clubs in Hollywood that has our own clubhouse.
The Rotary Clubhouse just might be the perfect place for your next corporate or social event. Our recently refurbished main hall comes furnished with chairs and tables for up to 200 people, plus there is a state-of-the-art Audiovisual Projection System, a full kitchen, a bar area and ample free parking.
Call the Clubhouse – 954-921-4500 – for information on available dates and special rental rates.
Making a Difference
Rotary is dedicated to making the world a better place one neighborhood at a time. Though our Youth Service, Hollywood Rotary recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as Rotaract, Interact, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange. We also award scholarships annually to the following schools
- South Broward High School
- McArthur High School
- Chaminade-Madonna Preparatory School
- Hollywood Hills High School