In 1905, Rotary was founded in Chicago by a man named Paul Harris, who was striving to create a way to meet with other business people to regularly exchange ideas and concerns and promote their vocations. His efforts were met with enthusiasm and the organization has grown substantially throughout the years. Today, Rotary boasts over 1.2 million members in more than 34,000 clubs worldwide.
The Grand Forks Rotary is an active and engaged organization with a long tradition of service to our community. Our weekly meetings offer members a chance to network with local leaders and to be better informed about a wide range of community topics. The meetings are held each Tuesday, beginning with a noon luncheon, at the Red Roof Inn in downtown Grand Forks.