About Rotary

Hastings Area Rotary Club

We’re a group of local professionals & residents that meet weekly to build a stronger Hastings community through the strong principles of Rotary International. Our diverse membership includes those from local businesses, government, education, healthcare, media and nonprofits among other organizations.

Click here for our Hastings Area Rotary Club roster of Rotarians.

The Hastings Rotary and City of Hastings were honored on May 26, 2016 in the grand opening of the Rotary Pavilion and the surrounding Levee Park on the RiverWalk.  Thanks to over 180 individuals, small businesses, corporations and philanthropic organizations from Hastings and the surrounding area, we were able to build this beautiful facility that will encourage all community members to connect and share for years to come!

In 2015, Let’s Go Fishing hosted 560 riders who never thought they would ever get to go boating or fishing again. The Hastings Rotary Club is proud to support this organization!

The Rotary club purchased the pontoon in 2009  in support of the program.

We’ve made an impact with a number of projects including the Let’s Go Fishing program. This has provided hundreds of seniors & disabled residents a memorable fishing trip on a pontoon boat they would not otherwise experience. Another Rotary project included the new stairs and lookout deck at Carpenter Nature Center.

Adopt A Park program, City of Hastings – Park Clean Up

Hastings Rotary service project, 2013 –

Re-decking the Ravine Lookout at Carpenter Nature Center.


Connecting the Hastings trails with the Vermillion Falls Railroad Bridge.

We also established a major connection along the Hastings trails with the Vermillion Falls Railroad Bridge.

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Rotary International

It gets much bigger than us. We’re just a small part of a rather large Rotary family that spans the globe. 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, in 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.