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 Michelle Gallo.

This year’s Board of Directors include:

  • President - Michelle Gallo
  • Past President - David Bruce Bradley
  • President-elect - Mary Ruth Petz
  • Treasurer - Daryl Ferrara
  • Secretary - Michael Minkus

Our Committee Chairs are:

  • Program Chair - Eric Liddell
  • Membership / Visitor Host Chair - Mike Lafaso
  • Public Relations and Social Media Chair - Rachael Nelson
  • Public Image - Rachael Younger Nelson
  • Fund Development and Events Chairpersons - Amanda Bennett, Rachael Nelson, Richard Bailey
  • Special Advisor / District Liaison - Greg Nothacker
  • Board Advisors - Joe Mier, Mike Williams, Kevin Raiford
  • Foundation Chair - Gary LaCombe
  • Rotary Foundation of Hammond Inc. Chair - Ed Burns
  • Club Historian - Greg Nothacker
  • Youth Programs Chair - Mary Ruth Petz
  • Interact Chair - Mary Ruth Petz
  • Rotaract Chair - Mary Ruth Petz

Rotary International

Rotary is a global network of 1.4 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.
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