Sanford, FL, USA

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Service Above Self!

Ramp Build 2012


The Early Years[edit]

The Rotary Club of Sanford is a member of Rotary International. It is in District 6980 which is currently composed of clubs in the counties of Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, and Sumter.

The Sanford Rotary Noon Club traces its origins back to 1921 when Colonel Geo W. Knight came to Sanford following his discharge after World War I. Col. Knight was formerly a Rotarian in New Jersey and missed the fellowship he enjoyed there. He started an organization called “Club 13”, inviting a number of respected businessmen from diverse vocations to participate. The Orlando Rotary Club sent Ken Guernsey to investigate Sanford’s Club 13, who then recommended it for a Rotary charter. On May 10, 1921, The Sanford Rotary Club was chartered as #873 and became part of district #8, which at the time covered all of Georgia and Florida.

Though in different counties, the city of Orlando (1920 population 9,282) in Orange County (1920 population 19,890) and the city of Sanford (1920 population 5,588) in Seminole County (1920 population 10,986), these clubs were the first two clubs in Central Florida.

Societal Contributions[edit]

Community Service[edit]

  • Awards multiple scholarships annually for college-bound high school graduates
  • Sponsors the Interact Clubs
  • Supports Cub Scout Pack
  • Sponsors students to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), focusing on citizenship and leadership qualities in high school students (2014-awarded students and provided Rotarian leadership
  • Community Wheelchair Ramp Building 2012
  • A Gift for Teaching 2010 Volunteering
  • Rotary-Harrington House 2010

International Service[edit]

  • Contributes to worldwide service projects as Paul Harris Fellows (2014-30 members)
  • Supports the Rotary International Youth Exchange program--(2013-)
  • Supports the Rotary International Group Exchange program--(2015-)
  • Donates to Rotary International’s PolioPlus program that has nearly eradicated of polio worldwide

Club Service[edit]

Presidents[edit]

President Robert Lyons 2014-2015
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Meetings and Information[edit]

Please join us at our weekly meeting!

Monday of each week at 12:00 noon

Sanford Chamber Commerce Building
400 E. First Street, Sanford, FL 32771 USA
Located on the corner of Sanford Ave and E. First Street in downtown Sanford, FL

Contact us at Rotary Club of Sanford
P.O. Box 2204
Sanford, FL 32772 USA

Email the Club

District[edit]

District 6980

Club Virtual Presence[edit]

Club Website
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Public Image Chair: Grant Knowlton

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