Rotary Club of Shippensburg
Tuesdays at Noon
Knute's Pub & Grill
15 West King Street
Shippensburg, PA 17257

About Us

The Rotary Club of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania (#5365) meets Tuesdays for lunch at Knute's Pub & Grill at 15 West King Street. Meetings start at noon and generally last an hour.

Shippensburg is part of Group A* of Rotary International District 7390. For more information about membership and Shippensburg Rotary, visit our Members page.

*We are one of six clubs in Cumberland County that make up Group A. Others include Carlisle, Carlisle-Sunrise, Mechanicsburg, Mechanicsburg-North, and West Shore.

What is Rotary?

Rotary International is a global network of community volunteers. We are 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders in more than 200 countries and geographical areas providing humanitarian service, encouraging high ethical standards, building goodwill, and promoting peace around the world.

Rotarians pool resources and participate hands-on in projects to address today's challenges, including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns.

Service Above Self

As one of more than 32,000 member clubs of Rotary International, ours is a apolitical, secular, non-discriminatory organization committed to the motto "Service Above Self" locally, regionally, and abroad. In addition to RI's major campaigns such as polio eradication and clean drinking water, we are committed to many local service projects and both lead and participate in a number community events. You can read more about RI's guiding principles on our membership page.

Our History

The Shippensburg Rotary Club, the first service club in the historic community of Shippensburg, was granted its charter on April 16, 1924. The formation of the club was the result of a three-way effort. Paul B. Noftsker, the first president, had talked with William Kronenberg of Carlisle about forming a club. At the same time Sydney Boher, the first secretary, and M.L. Beistle, a director, had worked independently with Harry Mong, who was then president of the Chambersburg Rotary Club. Continue reading...