About Rotary

A chartered club of Rotary International, the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge is one of the largest of over 30,000 Rotary clubs in the world, dedicated to service. Over 500 Baton Rouge business and professional leaders comprise the club's membership.

The Rotary Club of Baton Rouge Foundation has contributed thousands of dollars to help support projects since its founding on October 1, 1918.

The club meets at Drusilla Place Catering at the intersection of Jefferson and Drusilla (3482 Drusilla Lane, Suite D) at noon each Wednesday offering the chance for fellowship, networking, and education with exceptional speakers and topics. The club is a vehicle for establishing long-term friendships, professional relationships, and service to the city.

Small meetings and occasional fellowship events allow for more relaxed interaction among Rotarians and their families.

Although projects are by no means limited to public education, the membership fully appreciates the importance of a strong education system, and therefore gives countless hours of volunteer effort and generous funding to various education endeavors.

Some Projects Supported by the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge Include

Partnership with Junior Achievement's "Our Community" Project, International Students, Diploma Plus, Youth Challenge Program, The Second Step Project, Interact Club at Baton Rouge Magnet High School, and Rotaract Club at Southern University.

Others Include

Inner City Scouting, Christmas for Needy Children, New Member Service Projects.


An individual must have attained a high level of responsibility within his/her business, be sponsored by a member of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, and be willing to make a long-term commitment to membership.


50% of the weekly meetings. Attendance can be "made up" at any worldwide Rotary meeting, as well as through committee and project participation.


Comprehensive cost of membership during the first year is approximately $1,650. Subsequent years, the average total cost is about $1,300. Every member is expected to make minimum annual contributions of $100 each to the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge Foundation and to the Rotary International Foundation. These contributions are reflected in the total cost listed above.


All members are expected to serve and participate meaningfully on a committee each year. As a group, first year members also develop and implement a service project of their own.