About Hammond Rotary

At the Rotary Club of Hammond, our mission is to give our members the opportunity to create memorable experiences and meaningful change through service above self. For more information about how we’re making a difference, check out the list of service projects we have planned for the coming year.

Our vision is to be the civic club of choice for service-minded citizens in our region. Through our diverse, engaged membership we will create sustainable change that raises up the communities and causes we serve.

The Rotary Club of Hammond was chartered on April 1, 1922, and is a member of Rotary District 6840. The primary work of Rotary occurs at the club level. The district and international levels exist to support the clubs, to give us consistency throughout the world, and to help the clubs work together to support the objective of Rotary – to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.

Today, Rotary Club of Hammond is more than 50 members strong and growing! Click here for more information about joining Rotary, or contact Kathleen Abels

This year’s Board of Directors include:

  • President - Kathleen Abels
  • Past President - Brandon Recotta
  • President-elect - Kyle Johnson
  • Treasurer - Pierre Theriot
  • Secretary - Tracy Randazzo

Our Committee Chairs are:

  • Program Chair - Michael Minkus and Joey Marceaux
  • Membership / Visitor Host Chair - Mike Lofaso
  • Youth Programs Chairpersons - Alexis Ducorbier and Guy Recotta
  • Public Relations and Social Media Chair - Brandon Recotta
  • Interact Chairman - Mark Dispenza
  • Fund Development and Events Chair - Samantha Spalitta
  • Education Chair - Ryan Barker
  • Foundation Chair - Ed Burns

Liaisons & Advisors:

  • Special Advisor and District Liaison - Michael Haight
  • Club Historian - Michael Haight
  • Board Advisor - Greg Drude


Do you want to be part of a global community of young adults taking action for positive change? Are you looking for the chance to share your ideas and look at the world’s challenges in a new way? Join the Hammond Rotaract club and find all this and more!