Rotary Club of Las Vegas Celebrates its 95th Anniversary

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Las Vegas Rotary celebrates its 95th Anniversary

Las Vegas Rotary Car Show

"Las Vegas Rotary is a leader in our community and around the world" said Michael Gordon, the 95th President of the Club

The Rotary Club of Las Vegas will celebrate the club’s 95th anniversary by hosting a gala dinner to highlight the significant achievements of its club over nearly a decade of service to the Las Vegas and International community. The Gala will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Lawry's Las Vegas on Howard Hughes Parkway. The evening will be highlighted by a celebration of 95 years of service and achievement, as well as remarks by community and senior Rotary Club leadership.

Founded in Chicago, USA on February 23, 1905 - Rotary is a global network of volunteers who share a passion for enhancing communities and improving lives around the world. Rotary clubs around the world continue to uplift their surroundings by participating in an array of service projects that address community needs at home and abroad – from fighting disease and providing clean water to supporting education, growing local economies and promoting peace.

The Rotary Club of Las Vegas received its charter on April 5, 1923 when it met at the Chocolate Shop on Fremont Street, Las Vegas. The first club project was to donate medical services and financial assistance to a boy from Overton, Nevada who lost his legs in a mowing accident and needed artificial limbs. Another first by the club was to host the first long distance telephone call during a weekly luncheon meeting when Rotarian Ed Clark called the Mayor of Reno.

The club continues to provide winter clothing to 300+ needy children every December through the Santa Clothes program – and has done so for the past 21 years. An annual highlight of each year is the Canned Food collection, a friendly rivalry between the Las Vegas Rotary club and the Las Vegas Kiwanis club, now in its 60th year. Both clubs collect canned food for needy families and donate it to The Salvation Army during the Thanksgiving season.

The Club's primary fundraiser is its annual Car Show, held at Celebrity Cars in Las Vegas. This years show will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 and will feature more than a hundred classic and high performance cars from around the area.

Rotary’s top priority is the global eradication of polio - a paralyzing yet vaccine-preventable disease that is now 99.9 percent eliminated from the world. Las Vegas Rotary members are united in fellowship while continuing to support this and many more service oriented activities including education for local children, support to US Service Members and Disaster Relief around the world.

For more information and membership opportunities on the Las Vegas Rotary visit Sponsorships for the Car Show are available at a number of levels, and directly support the clubs service activities. Tickets for the Gala are available through the Las Vegas Rotary website or by emailing

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Rotary brings together a global network of volunteers dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and regions. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit

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