About Rotary Club of West Wichita

The Rotary Club of West Wichita was chartered on July 7, 1987 with 35 members. Today membership numbers over 70 men and women who look to make a difference in the lives of others and build lasting relationships while we do it.
The members of our club are dedicated to serving the community primarily through their involvement with Lawrence Elementary.This includes special activities and achievement awards for each grade level, food for needy families throughout the year, interaction with the students, and an all-school hot dog cookout in May.
Not only do we have a major thrust with our work at Lawrence, we are a well-rounded club with members participating in almost every avenue of Rotary endeavors. The Rotary Club of West Wichita seeks to fulfill the mission of Rotary International to build goodwill and peace throughout the world by hosting foreign exchange students and business professionals from places such as Russia, Panama, Argentina, France, etc.
The Club contributes to the Rotary Foundation, which provides humanitarian, and educational programs that serve the needs of people around the world. In addition, we are annually among the top 5 clubs in almost every category at the District level.
The Rotary Club of West Wichita meets every Tuesday noon at Rolling Hills Country Club.A feeling of family and a real spirit of camaraderie are found at each meeting.



Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.


Rotarians have not only been present for major events in history—we’ve been a part of them. From the beginning, three key traits have remained strong throughout Rotary:
We’re truly international. Only 16 years after being founded, Rotary had clubs on six continents. Today we’re working together from around the globe both digitally and in-person to solve some of our world’s most challenging problems.
We persevere in tough times. During WWII, Rotary clubs in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Japan were forced to disband. Despite the risks, many continued to meet informally and following the war’s end, Rotary members joined together to rebuild their clubs and their countries.
Our commitment to service is ongoing. We began our fight against polio in 1979 with a project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines. By 2012, only three countries remain polio-endemic—down from 125 in 1988.


Rotarians are your neighbors, your community leaders and some of the world’s greatest history-makers: 
  • Warren G. Harding, U.S. president
  • Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer
  • Dr. Charles H. Mayo, co-founder of Mayo Clinic
  • Guglielmo Marconi, Italian inventor of the wireless radio and Nobel laureate
  • Thomas Mann, German novelist and Nobel laureate
  • Friedrich Bergius, German chemist and Nobel laureate
  • Admiral Richard E. Byrd, American explorer
  • Jan Masaryk, foreign minister of Czechoslovakia
  • H.E. Soleiman Frangieh, president of Lebanon
  • Dianne Feinstein, U.S. senator
  • Manny Pacquaio, Filipino world-champion boxer and congressman
  • Richard Lugar, U.S. senator
  • Frank Borman, American astronaut
  • Edgar A. Guest, American poet and journalist
  • Sir Harry Lauder, Scottish entertainer
  • Franz Lehar, Austrian composer
  • Lennart Nilsson, Swedish photographer
  • James Cash Penney, founder of JC Penney Co.
  • Carlos Romulo, UN General Assembly president
  • Sigmund Sternberg, English businessman and philanthropist
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