The Rotary Club of Denver is one of the largest Rotary Clubs in the world and was chartered by Rotary International on December 9, 1911, as the worldâ€™s 31st Rotary club, hence the nickname â€śClub 31.â€ť Today, there are over 32,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide, in 200 countries and geographical regions, with over 1.2 million members. Our club was incorporated in the state of Colorado on January 16, 1930.Â On December 9, 2011, the Rotary Club of Denver celebrated its 100th Anniversary.
They were ordinary businessmen, a typewriter salesman, a curio shop owner, an architect, an attorney, a business school secretary and a hotel manager. In 1911, they banded together to form the nucleus of a club, the likes of which Denver had never seen. An offshoot of the Rotary Club of Chicago, founded by Paul Harris in 1905, Denver Rotary distinguished itself from other clubs by committing to the following goals: to nourish business friendship and collaboration, to promote ethical business practices, to serve the community…and to have a fun in the process.
Denver Rotarians would become the â€śmovers and shakers,â€ť of their time, important players in every major undertaking from Mayor Robert Speerâ€™s City Beautiful to the creation of the Auraria Higher Education Center in the 1970s. Although Denver Rotary officially refrained from involvement in politics, club contacts undoubtedly led to significant alliances and crucial decisions, the results of which still reverberate today. Key to Denverâ€™s evolution, they would create a legacy in which club members can take pride.
In modern times, Denver Rotary has spread its wings, with global projects ranging from the eradication of polio to international health fairs and clean water. Applauded worldwide for pioneering work with young people and far-reaching international efforts, todayâ€™s organization has stayed true to its purpose.
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The Club’s Board of Directors consists of twelve elected Directors:Â four of whom shall be elected each yearÂ by the membership of the Club.Â All directors serve three-year terms.Â In addition, during their terms, the following officers areÂ ex-officio members with voting privileges:Â President, President-Elect, Secretary andÂ Treasurer.
|Andre van Hall
Immediate Past President
Meetings & Events
June 30, 2017:
Rich Harris (PE)
Jim Johnston (VP)
June 30, 2018:
Mary Penny (S)
June 30, 2019: