An Open Invitation

Please take plenty of time to browse this website, as well as the websites of our local District 7620, and of Rotary International. We think you will be impressed, but perhaps also a little overwhelmed. How can a few people meeting for an hour a week accomplish all of these things?

Each Rotary Club - including ours - is shaped by the personalities of its members. And we partner with other Rotarians around the world to get things done. So the time we spend together is really quite relaxed and enjoyable, but we find ways to make even our fun productive! One small example: each week when we are sharing with each other about reasons we have to be happy and thankful during the past week, we contribute "Happy Dollars" to a community emergency fund for every story we share.

So please look around, but you won't really understand what we are all about until you come and visit. EVERY weekly meeting is open to guests, and we have a standing policy of never charging a guest for dinner on his or her first visit. We think you will want to come back for addtional visits, and hope that eventually you will find time in your week to meet with us every week. Even if you can't join, if our ideals and goals seem worthwhile to you, we really want to meet you! What more can we do than extend a warm, open invitation, and buy you dinner! COME VISIT!

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Catonsville

The Rotary Club of Catonsville, Maryland is an organization of community leaders united with other Rotary Clubs worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Our club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. We meet as a full club weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.

There are many benefits to Rotary membership, but the greatest benefit is the fulfillment that comes from living out the Rotary moto: "Service Above Self." Only those individuals who are driven by a strong sense of responsibility to give of themselves for the benefit of others can truly understand how an opportunity to serve others is truly the greatest benefit of all. Other benefits include close friendship with a variety of people sharing the same service orientation; personal & professional growth and development; leadership development; and an enhanced understanging of the dynamics of the local Catonsville community.

About the Mural In 2012, the Catonsville Rotary Club was the lead sponsor on this mural which was created on a blank wall approximately 10 ft. high and over 100 ft. long. The wall of the building housing the M&T Bank Branch and facing Bloomsbury Ave. had been blank, but thousands of cars passed it and sat waiting for traffic signals to change every day. Community organizer Meg Tipper approached our club and asked us to be lead sponsor. Catonsville High School art students were recruited to assist with the painting, and a number of generous Catonsville businesses donated additional funds for the project. The mural portrays Catonsvilles past, present, and future, all from the same vantage point on the corner where the mural is located.