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

Member Resources

Club Membership

The Rotary Club of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania is a group of professionals and leaders who are compassionate, curious, and have a desire to improve our community, support humanitarian efforts around the world, and promote the ideals of Rotary International.

Rotary is the original service club organization, and was also the first one to organize in Shippensburg. With more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide, Rotary International is also the largest humanitarian organization in the world in membership numbers.

Rotary club members are leaders and professionals who volunteer to work at the local, regional, and international level on projects that combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and fight disease. The essence of the organization is summed up in its motto:

Service Above Self.

Rotary is a non-discriminatory, secular, apolitical, non-profit organization. We are pro-peace, pro-health, and pro-environment, and understand the interdependence of the three.

Guiding Principles

These principles have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world.

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:

The Four-Way Test

In all our endeavors we try to employ the Four-Way Test. The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:

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?

Avenues of Service

We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.

Join Us

If you are interested in the work of Rotary International or our local club, talk to one of our members or contact us online. We would love to hear from you, and we welcome new membership requests. You may also visit the official Rotary International website for information about the organization and help joining a club.

If you are a former Rotarian or one who has recently moved to the Shippensburg area, please look at our meetings page to see if we fit your schedule, and get in touch.

Rotary requires at least 50% attendance from members (an average of 2-3 meetings or events a month or more), and an earnest desire to "give back" through club and community service.

New Members

New or prospective members can learn more about Rotary and our club on the RI site or by talking to current club members. If you have questions, suggestions, or would like to get more involved, speak up! An individual's level of participation is driven mostly by their own initiative and limited only by the time they can afford to give, but there are minimum requirements. These can be seen here.

Current Members

Current members can get involved by attending weekly meetings, volunteering with service projects, serving on committees, participating in district events, and contributing to Rotary International's efforts.

See a list of our current members.