The Rotary Club of Port Richey is a professional organization and a member of Rotary International. The Rotary motto Service Above Self conveys the humanitarian spirit of the organization’s members. Strong fellowship among Rotarians and meaningful community and international service projects characterize Rotary worldwide.
Rotarians are part of a diverse group of professional leaders working to address various community and international service needs. Through community service and other means, Rotary club members help promote peace and understanding throughout the world. Our members are our most important asset. They are the force that allows Rotary to carry out its many humanitarian efforts and achieve its mission. What Rotarians get out of Rotary depends largely on what they put in.
The Rotary Club of Port Richey was sponsored by the Rotary Club of New Port Richey. The charter members started meeting in January of 1981 and the club celebrated receiving it’s charter from Rotary International on March 31, 1981 at the then Holiday Inn at Gulf Drive and US 19. The charter president was Donald K. Vierling, charter vice-president was James Moore, charter treasurer was Michael H. Nelson, the charter secretary was G. Michael Stone, and the charter directors were Robert Barry, Delbert Bliss, Theodore Durling and Leonard Roe.