The Rotary Club of Erie


"Service Above Self"

Every Wednesday at NOON

Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel
55 West Bay Drive
Erie, PA  16501
United States
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ImageBeginning in 2011 the Rotary Club of Erie partnered with Mercyhurst University to host a one-day event focused on promoting thoughtful dialogue about what defines ethical behavior and choices. This year the event is open to Juniors from all 19 Erie County high schools. Each high school may select up to 15 students to attend the Symposium (four alternate students may be selected in case one or more students is unable to attend).

The symposium's curriculum is presented in engaging, diverse and interactive formats, including a play presentation, small classroom discussions and a unique "open mic" session. Students are encouraged to think about ethical decision making and how the choices they make impact their lives, their family and friends, and their community.

We look forward to the next Symposium in February of 2019!


The Rotary Club of Erie is a club of business and organizational leaders providing help to those at risk not only in Erie but internationally. We belong to Rotary International. The local club is where most of Rotarians' meaningful service work is carried out.

We join the other 42 clubs with its 1,400+ members in Rotary District 7280 to affect change regionally.

Internationally, we are part of 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries with 1.2 million Rotarians who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

If you would like to help others by providing your time and talent to further the Rotary motto, Service Above Self, we invite you to learn more about the Rotary Club of Erie by clicking the links at left under the heading Site Pages.  

On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, the Rotary Club of Erie celebrated its 100th anniversary of service to the Erie community and beyond.


Here is then president, Joe Herbert's, remarks at the Celebration Gala:

"I’d like to put it in perspective what it means to be a successful organization for 100 years in the United States.

"Think about this.  The Rotary Club of Erie has been through multiple recessions, six wars including both world wars, the Great Depression, the Industrial Revolution, a U.S. technology boom, the DOT com bust, the creation of the internet and social media and the recent U.S housing/wall street crisis.

"According to Standard & Poor's, the following is the “A” list of American organizations that have lasted for 100 years or more:

John Persinger - Lunch Mtg. at Sheraton
Jun 20, 2018
Erie Downtown Development Corp.
Jonathan D'Silva, Attorney
Jul 11, 2018 12:00 PM
The story of TEDX ERIE. Technology, education and entertainment. Also, a new Downtown market.
Barbara Chaffee, CEO, TREC Foundation.
Jul 18, 2018
Tom Ridge Environmental Center with Matthew Greene Park Director.
M. Scott Bayline
Jul 25, 2018
Rotary District 7280 Governor
Ralph Ford, PHD
Aug 01, 2018
Chancellor, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.
Donald W. Moore
Aug 08, 2018
1984 founder of Decision Associates. Organizational strategies for businesses and nonprofits.
Aug 15, 2018
Rotary Club of Erie SeaWolves outing!
Gerald C Clark, Gannon U., author, retired FBI.
Aug 22, 2018
Uni-bomber expert and author. New book: 'Mania and Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong. with Ed Palattella.
Laith Wardi, President, Executive Pulse, Inc.
Aug 29, 2018
Expert/consultant on local/national business development, database tech and management training.
Ashley Senger
Sep 05, 2018
The struggles of immigrants & refugees lacking the English language as a stress to local employers.
Ted Wood, consultant, Ted Wood and Associates.
Sep 12, 2018
Helping over 200 non-profits for over 30 years reach goals and objectives.
Michael Plasha, Director, Plasha Yoga Studios.
Sep 19, 2018
Mindfulness. Giving your business a competitive edge! Introduced by Mary Ellen Dahlkemper.
Senator Dan Laughlin
Sep 26, 2018
Pennsylvania 49th District, serving Erie County. Rick Liebel introduction.
Damon R. Finazzo
Oct 10, 2018
President of Erie Catholic School System. Introduced by John Blakeslee.
Debra Thompson, President, Strategy Solutions, Inc
Oct 17, 2018
The Top Ten Board Blunders: Common unintentional mistakes board members make.
Gary Sullivan, professor, Mercyhurst University.
Oct 31, 2018
Risk Management. Introduced by President Michael Victor, Mercyhurst University.
Dr. Joyce Ann Miller, Ph.D.
Nov 07, 2018
Early Learning Resource Centers.
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