President's Welcome Message

Rotary is a worldwide organization that is bound together by the primary motto of “service above self.” A club that began in Chicago in 1905 with four members has grown to an international membership of more that 1.2 million. Rotary was created to be a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.

The Rotary Club of Griffin was founded in 1924 and currently includes members practicing various professions in our community – from all areas of the legal profession, the medical profession (people and animals), technology, real estate, banking, education, finance, manufacturing, religion, insurance, agriculture, textiles, employment services, publishing, transportation, food services, retail and commercial sales, government, human care services, travel, accounting, business services, engineering, electronics and community service. We support numerous non-profit organizations in the community with donations made possible by fundraising activities, including our annual Sombrero Dash road race. Our members are active in the community, giving their time and talents to community organizations including local arts, education, civic, business and others. Please explore our website to learn more about our club.

Janice Wallace
93rd President
Rotary Club of Griffin

Zones 33 & 34 Club Video Contest

Overview Create a maximum 2 minutes video about the implementation in your club of the concept of President Germ’s theme for 2016-17.
Entry Deadline May 1st, 2017. Contact your RPIC and a link will be sent to upload your entry to Dropbox.
Viewing Videos will be available for viewing online on our special Zones 33 & 34 Facebook page at
Judging Voting will be online on our Facebook page for Popular Choice Award and by judges for Judges Choice Award. See details in Rules document.
Winners 1st/2nd/3rd in each category, Club, Rotaract andInteract. To be announced on the Zone website.
Prizes All participants will receive a Certificate. Club,Rotaract and Interact winners will be featured in the Zone Newsletter and on the Website, be placed on a streaming screen at the Zone Institute in the House of Friendship and be sent to Rotary International.

The Griffin Club Calendar

What’s happening. See Meetings Calendar or Events Calendar


  • Alton Knight: February 1
  • Charles Penny: February 8
  • Don Crider: February 14
  • Henry Walker: February 14
  • Wayne Gardner: February 14
  • John Crouch: February 18
  • Bill Dallas: February 23
  • Philip Smith: February 23
  • Joel Purser: February 26
  • Stephanie Windham: February 27


  • Stephen Mulder: February 9

Griffin Rotary Blog

Stories about Rotary as told by our membership.

February 12, 2017 5:55pm
Carrying on a Tradition of Service

My father was a Rotarian and a former President of the Spring Lake, MI, Rotary Club. I remember occasionally going to meetings with him as a child. Twice our family hosted Rotary students (one from Finland and the other from Germany) when … [more]

Stephen Mulder Posted by Stephen Mulder
February 12, 2017 5:55pm

February 7, 2017 1:44pm
One only needs look at the membership.

To understand the Rotary Club of Griffin, one only needs to look at the membership. Service above self is seen in the everyday lives of the men and women that comprise this club. Every member is plugged into and active in most every aspect … [more]

Jeff Jacobs Posted by Jeff Jacobs
February 7, 2017 1:44pm

December 13, 2016 9:00am
I'm Very Proud to be Associated

Rotary’s motto Service above Self can be traced back to the very beginning of Rotary when Arthur F Sheldon addressed the first convention of Rotary in Chicago. Sheldon stated in his speech to the attendees, “only the science of right conduct towards … [more]

Posted by Corey Letson
December 13, 2016 9:00am

October 27, 2016 3:08pm
A Sense of Belonging

Growing up in Griffin, I knew Rotary mainly through the programs and events they sponsored, as well as Interact. I knew that they did great things in the community, but not much about the group itself. It took joining the Club to understand how the … [more]

Posted by Natalie Marshall
October 27, 2016 3:08pm

October 2, 2016 9:09pm
Rotary is a large part of my Life

Rotary came into my life at a young age with the Rotary Boys Choir - sponsored by the club and directed by Mrs. Gretchen Cummings and accompanied by Mrs. Emily Harris, pianist. I thought it was wonderful that the Rotarians, a great group of respected … [more]

Dick Brooks Posted by Dick Brooks
October 2, 2016 9:09pm

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