Welcome to the Hockessin-Greenville Rotary Club
History of our Club
The Rotary Club of Hockessin-Greenville represents a combination of two Delaware Rotary Clubs, the Hockessin/Pike Creek and the Greenville-Centreville Club. Rotary International granted the Hockessin/Pike Creek Rotary Club a charter on April 19, 1993. On May 12th of that year 32 new Hockessin/Pike Creek Rotary Club members and 135 others from area Rotary Clubs met at the Hercules Country Club to celebrate the official chartering of our Club. Rotary International originally granted the Greenville-Centreville Club a charter on June 1, 1996.
On April 1, 2003 the two Clubs agreed to combine to better serve the Hockessin, Pike Creek, Greenville, and Centreville communities. An official vote was held and the current name was adopted by the members on July 24, 2003. In October 2003, the new Club banner was unfurled for the first time, and the Hockessin/Pike Creek and Greenville-Centreville Club banners were officially retired.
What is Rotary?
Founded in 1905, Rotary is the world's first service organization. The Rotary motto is "Service Above Self". Rotary concerns itself with truth, fairness, improved relations between people and world peace. The avenues of Rotary service include community and international volunteerism through club activity and the promotion of ethics in all vocations.
Rotary is a service-driven organization. Belonging to a Rotary club gives men and women an organized outlet for contributing to their community.
Rotary clubs are non religious, non governmental and are open to every race, culture, and creed. Club membership represents a cross-section of local business and professional leaders.
Rotary International has a global network of 1.2 million members in more than 34,000 clubs in 162 countries.
Worldwide the top priority of Rotary is the ERADICATION of POLIO, which requires the immunization of every child under the age of 5 years old. As a result of the efforts of Rotary and its global partners, more than two billion children have been immunized against polio since 1985. Rotary clubs are raising $200 million to match $355 million in challenge grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. These funds support immunization campaigns in developing countries where polio remains a threat.
Individual Rotary clubs are autonomous and determine their own projects based on local needs and the interests and abilities of its members.