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

Griffin Rotary Blog

Stories about Rotary as told by our membership.

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

September 14, 2016 2:00pm
Iron sharpens Iron & Rotarians sharpen Rotarians

A close friend once quoted, “Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are”. The Book of Proverbs tells us that “ A friend loves at all times and a brother is born for a difficult time”. Rotary is dear to my heart because it … [more]

Kelvin Williams Posted by Kelvin Williams
September 14, 2016 2:00pm

September 13, 2016 4:22pm
Blessed beyond measure by becoming a member of this club

When I was invited to join the Rotary Club of Griffin- over two years ago, I was apprehensive at first. I knew no one in Griffin at the time; and I had recently started as the Sales Manager for a small, family owned and operated business that had … [more]

Kimberly Brown Posted by Kimberly Brown
September 13, 2016 4:22pm

September 2, 2016 3:00pm
Celebrating 93 years of membership

It is my privilege and honor to serve as a member of The Rotary Club of Griffin. Our club has a rich heritage in our community of “Service above Self”, celebrating 93 years of membership in the International Rotary Community. I have enjoyed … [more]

Allen Edwards Posted by Allen Edwards
September 2, 2016 3:00pm

August 29, 2016 10:12am
The Company We Keep

You can tell a lot about a person by the company that they keep. I received some of the best advice in my life from my father who relentlessly repeated throughout my childhood, “choose your friends wisely”. Will Rogers once said, “a man only … [more]

Don Crider Posted by Don Crider
August 29, 2016 10:12am

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