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About Us

Who We Are

Founded in 1924, the Rotary Club of Plymouth is the oldest and largest service organization in Plymouth, Michigan. Our members continue a long legacy of service within our community, as well as nationally and internationally. Our members are business and community leaders of today — and tomorrow. As People of Action we raise over $100,000 each year to support community programs like scholarships; park beautification and bulb planting; food bank fulfillment and delivery; and COVID vaccination check-ins. Nationally, we support clean drinking water programs. We also assemble kits and provide financial support for Days for Girls (providing feminine hygiene materials for girls in Africa). And we continue Rotary’s global mission to eradicate polio.

Locally, our annual events like the Rotary Chicken BBQ, golf outing, car parking during Art Fair, and more bring members, neighbors, and friends together to raise needed funds to positively impact our community.

We are part of Rotary International, an organization that unites—through Service Above Self—more than 1.2 million members worldwide.

Meeting Information

Fridays at 12:00 PM

Plymouth Cultural Center
525 Farmer St.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6464
Plymouth, MI 48170
United States of America

Phone: (734) 453-6879

Rotary Meetings are now being held in person and via ZOOM.

Our Governing Principles

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to apply in their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:

Of the things we think, say, or do

  • Is it the TRUTH?
  • Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

The Plymouth Rotary Club has been active for over 90 years.

Club Board

Chris Porman


James Gietzen

President Elect

Penny Joy

Immediate Past President

James Van Horn


Candice Towers


Don Soenen


Carol Souchock


Diane Harrison


Paul Opdyke


June Kirchgatter


Rotary Committees

Our Club’s committees support Rotary International’s committee model and include ad hoc and specialty subcommittees under the following five umbrellas.

Club Administration

Contact: Penny Joy

Responsible for the operations of the club including programming, social activities and communications.


Contact: June Kirchgatter

Responsible for attracting, engaging and supporting (during their first year) new members. Careful attention is paid to our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Public Image

Contact: Candice Towers

Responsible for advertising, marketing and media relations to promote our club to community stakeholders and new members.

  • Social media
  • Music in the Air Ambassadors

Service Projects

Contact: Sandy Mily

Responsible for planning and executing service and fundraising projects locally and internationally, particularly in support of Rotary’s seven areas of focus.

Rotary Foundation

Contact: Bill Ventola

Responsible for fundraising for grants, annual giving, major giving, stewardship and continued support of Rotary’s mission to eradicate polio.

Rotary unites communities, affecting positive change across the globe.