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The Rotary Club of Hyannis was founded in 1925, with 23 members. Hyannis historians among us will recognize that the list of charter members reads like a “who’s who” of the time, with names like Hinckley, Chase, Eldredge, Nickerson and Tobey.

Today we have more than 90 members dedicated to the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.” We participate in a broad range of local and international service activities designed to promote community and improve the lives of others. Many of these activities are suggested by our members while others are brought to us by the community

Our members are people like you. People who unite and take action to create lasting change — in our communities, in ourselves and across the globe.

Since our beginning in 1925, the Hyannis Rotary has given over $4 million to local nonprofits and community service projects including: Rotary Rewards Readers, Meals on Wheels, and Reading to elementary students. Hyannis Rotarians raise money for its Good Works Fund through donations and our signature community events. These annual fundraising events include our Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show, the Good Run for Good Works 5K/10K, and Quahog Festival.

We also award more than $25,000 per year in scholarships to local students.

The Rotary Club of Hyannis would like to especially thank the wonderful and giving community of Cape Cod for their support throughout the years. Our mission is to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill and peace throughout the world—and we could not do it without our local community support.


Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change—across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.

Learn more about Rotary International: rotary.org