Rotary Club of York was formed in 1916 - just 11 years after Paul Harris formed the first Rotary Club in Chicago, Illinois. We are the largest club in Pennsylvania and the 22nd largest in the world.

More than 300 members strong, we are a blend of business and community leaders that work towards the common goal of improving the community we live and work in. The club meets every Wednesday. The meetings provide an opportunity to hear well-respected speakers present on a wide variety of topics. In addition, our meetings provide an environment for networking over a good meal. If this is the kind of group that appeals to you, contact us today!

There are 1.2 million members worldwide who are dedicated to Service Above Self. Members of the Rotary Club of York put Service Above Self into action through participation in committees and events that target improvement in education, health, and the economy, both locally and throughout the world.

The Object of Rotary


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 development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.
  • High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his/her occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
  • The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his/her personal, business, and community life.
  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The Four-Way Test

Throughout its history, Rotary Club members have asked themselves and others to take a simple but revealing Four-Way Test in business and in their personal lives:

1.      Is it the Truth?

2.      Is it fair to all concerned?

3.      Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

4.       Will it be beneficial to all concerned?