Hudson Rotary Club












About Our Club

Our Club is located in Hudson, Wisconsin USA.  We are Club No. 2177.  We are a member of  Rotary International Zone 27, and Area 8 of District 5960 (covering parts of Western Wisconsin and Eastern Minnesota).  The Club was organized March 6, 1951 as "Rotary Club of Hudson, Wisconsin".  We are also known as the "Noon Club."  We are  the originating sponsor of  Hudson Daybreak Rotary Club. 




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 Hudson Rotary is a fellowship of engaged members, generous in spirit, committed to improving the world around us.  


            We are a growing and diverse club of active and involved members. Our

meetings offer fun, fellowship, and programs that are informative and

inspirational. The ideals of the four-way test are encouraged by open

communication among the board of directors, club members and the community.

            Our leadership structure fosters continuity of club goals. We are dedicated to

helping people and non-profit organizations through focused local and

international projects. Our club mentors local youth. We support international

exchange students and programs.  All members are encouraged to contribute to

the Rotary Foundation and become Paul Harris Fellows.

            Above all, our members live Rotary’s motto—Service Above Self.  


Hudson Rotary Club 1st 50 Years - 1951 To 2001 

By Larry Fussell

About Rotary

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs located in 166 countries.  Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.  The main objective of Rotary is service: in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development.  

The world's first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, Illinois, USA, was formed on 23 February 1905 by Paul P. Harris, an attorney who wished to recapture in a professional club the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth. The name "Rotary" derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members' offices.


The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

First. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;  

Second. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;  

Third. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life; and

Fourth. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Service Avenues

Rotary has Four Avenues of Service

Club Service. Club service involves attendance, club bulletin, fellowship, magazine, membership development, programs, public relations, classifications, and rotary information.  Our committee includes our newsletter editor, webmaster, program chair and sergeant-at-arms.  The committee organizes greeting, club history, flag display, and publicity/promotion.

Community Service  Community service involves the areas of  human development, community development, environmental protection and partners in service.  Our committee organizes the golf event, Halloween Parade, Golden Opportunity Dinner and Rose Sale or Raffle. 

Vocational Service  Vocational service involves  the areas of rotary volunteers and youth.  Our committee organizes the students of the month, honors breakfast, classification talks and local scholarships.

International Service  International service involves  world community service, the Rotary Foundation and PolioPlus.  Our committee organizes youth exchange, ambassadorial scholarships, rotary foundation affairs, and group study exchange (GSE).

Additionally,  structured Programs and  Opportunities for Service specified by Rotary International guide our club in achieving its service goals in our community and in communities abroad.


"Service Above Self"

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The 4-Way Test

Of the things we think, say or do:  

  • Is it the TRUTH?
  • Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

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Club Resources

Compilation of Invocations From Neighbor Clubs pdf

Rotary Invocation Booklet pdf

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