Rotary was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1905 by Paul P. Harris and 3 of his friends. It was the world's first service club organization. They called it "Rotary" because in the beginning, they rotated meetings from one member's office to another. Rotary is non-political and non-sectarian and became an international organization in 1911. For more information, visit the Rotary International web site.

Our Rotary Club was chartered on March 8, 1971 with 25 members. Our club (#4232) is a part of District 6890 which includes Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough and Polk Counties.

Our club has been involved or volunteered in the planning or support of the following efforts:

Locally
Home Show
Event Hamburger& Hot Dog Booth
Newspaper recycling
Chicken Bar-B-Q
Winter Garage Sales
Rotary Radio Days
Salvation Army Bell Ringing

S.H.A.R.E. Christmas Baskets
Henderson Christmas Dinner
Devane Park Clean-up Day
Devane Park Landscaping
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Arts & Crafts Country Fair
Caladium Festival
Lake Placid Fall Festival

Lovelight Tree LPMC
Nu-Hope of Highlands County-Lake Placid Meal Site

L.P.H.S. Project Graduation
School Academic Letters
Rotary Speech Contest
F.E.I. Christmas Gifts
Youth Sports
RCMA Christmas Gifts
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Cub Scouts – Lake Placid pack
Seminar For Tomorrow's Leaders

Vocational Scholarships at LPHS
Academic Scholarships at LPHS
Math / Science Teacher Recognition
AgVenture of Highlands County

Internationally
H.E.A.R.T. Village
Homeless and Orphan Outreach, Inc. (HOOI)
Group Study Exchange
Philippine Matching Grant – School for the Deaf
Polio Partners Plus