The Eau Claire Morning Rotary club was admitted to Rotary International on Oct. 27, 1988. The club was chartered with 12 members, its first president was Steve Lafontaine, and meetings were held at the Eau Claire Athletic Club. The club was formed with the purpose of serving disadvantaged youth and single parent families. Today we have 23 active members. Our club is in District 6250, which is comprised of over 60 clubs and 3500 members throughout southern central and western Wisconsin, and Houston County Minnesota.

Our Clubs Philosophy, Our Mission:
The Eau Claire Morning Rotary Club is a group of professionals committed to improving our community and the world through our actions and emphasis on youth. We make a difference locally by volunteering at the Community Table and supporting local charities. We make a difference globally by supporting Rotary goals such as eradicating polio and youth exchange programs.

Where Can You Find Us?
We meet weekly at 7:00 am every Thursday at The Lismore Hotel in Downtown Eau Claire. At each meeting it includes a business meeting for the club and an informal program organized by club members for the purpose of education and community building. Click here for a map of getting to The Lismore Hotel.

What is Rotary?
Rotary is an organization of business and professional men and women united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

The Object of Rotary ….
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 by each Rotarian of his or her occupations as an opportunity to serve society
  • Third: The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his personal, business and community life
  • Fourth: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional men and women united in the ideal of service.

Being a Rotarian is …
Service Above Self
Fun and Fellowship
Adhering to the Four Way Test – Of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Members who have been honored with the distinction as a Paul Harris Fellow for their service to our Club and Rotary from the start of our Club:
Kristina Aschenbrenner
James Bechly
Lisa Blazek
Michael Cohen
Dagmar Beckel-Machyckova
Cindra Carson
Bradley Ewald
Gary Giles
Robert Giles
Thomas Giles
Myrt Haugen
Bernadette “Bernie” Hull
Ann Kaiser
Allen Keniston
Aaron Libner
Donella “Donnie” Magadance
Steven McDermid
Joanne Patzkill
James Pinter
G.Mitchell Piper
Jeffery Sauter
Jan Walker