Chartered in 1962, the Rotary Club of Shoreline started as a lunch club. A couple of decades later, several members were unable to continue to meet in the middle of the business day so the lunch club chartered a breakfast club, Shoreline Breakfast Rotary, and both clubs thrived. In 2015, the clubs decided to reunite and merged once again to become Shoreline Rotary. We number about 60 members who meet weekly for fellowship and collaboration on projects that benefit our city, our country, and our world.
Shoreline Rotarians live a lifestyle of Service Above Self, one of the founding principles of Rotary International. We raise money to support programs which promote peace by being present in the most needed areas of society – health, water, sanitation, education, and understanding.
Shoreline Rotary Members Conceive, Develop, and Deliver Projects Locally and Internationally to Fulfill Our Mission
Shoreline Public Schools
Every year, Shoreline Rotary awards thousands of dollars in college scholarships to students in the Shoreline Public Schools with a focus on Shorewood High School. Scholarships are awarded in the fall to assist students with their college applications.
Shoreline Rotary has ‘adopted’ Parkwood (a world-famous school, by the way), which serves a diverse student body, many with limited financial ability. From packing hundreds of backpacks with supplies for students every year, to sponsoring scholarships for Summer Camp, to hosting holiday events for the kids, Shoreline Rotary is the guardian angel and safety net for the leadership and faculty of this five-star program in our community.
Shoreline Rotary Arboretum at Ronald Bog Park
Shoreline Rotary provides funding, blood, sweat, and tears for ongoing development and maintenance of the Arboretum at Ronald Bog Park, a beautiful and historic park in the heart of the city.
175th Street Clean Up Team
Shoreline Rotarians dawn the orange vest twice a year to keep 175th Street from Aurora Avenue to Interstate 5 clear of trash and other debris.
Shoreline Rotary has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in this project which has constructed water harvesting and storage systems for a population in Uganda, complete with a natural filtration and storage system. Structures from water harvesting provide shelter for schools, dormitories, health care, and sanitation facilities.
International Travel Projects
Every few years, our club assembles a project team to travel abroad and partner with another international Rotary club on a project that will have a meaningful impact on the lives of others and serve our values of peace through service to others. Whether it’s building housing in Belize or Honduras, or digging a well Africa, Shoreline Rotary offers its members and their families the opportunity to participate in the experiences of a lifetime.
Do you have an idea for a service project Shoreline Rotary should be supporting? Join us this Wednesday morning at 7:00 at Shoreline Community College and let’s talk about it! You can also check out the requirements for membership in Shoreline Rotary. Either way, we look forward to meeting you!