THANK YOU for visiting the Rotary Club of Murray website.  I hope that you will find the information interesting and informative.  If you are a prospective Rotarian, we invite you to visit our club meetings on Thursday at noon at Pagliai’s Restaurant on Chestnut Street.  In addition to food, good fellowship and fun, we have programs about thirty minutes in length that keep us apprised of what is happening in the community, throughout the commonwealth, as well as in our country and internationally.

 A project of great significance to all Rotarians is the drive to “End Polio Now.”  We have been challenged by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to join with them in eradicating polio worldwide.  At present, polio is still prevalent in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, and Nigeria.  Our club’s goal is to raise $2,000 this year; we are on track to surpass that goal.

The Paul Harris Society is named after Paul P. Harris, founder of Rotary International. Paul Harris formed the world’s frst service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905. His intention was to recapture in a professional club the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth.

Today, Paul Harris Society contributions to The Rotary Foundation support a wide range of humanitarian grants and educational programs that enable Rotarians to bring hope and promote international understanding throughout the world. Become a member of the Paul Harris Society today and make a lasting difference.

Donors of US$1,000 or more to the Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus, or the Humanitarian Grants Program, or people who have that amount contributed in their name, can be recognized as Paul Harris Fellows. Each new Paul Harris Fellow receives a commemorative certificate and a pin.


All year around, the Murray Rotary club is busy designing and implementing various projects that benefit the Murray Community. They take various forms that involve members in various capacities. Members have gone to schools to distribute dictionaries, they have participated in fun activities - Bass fishing, Golf, Polar plunges etc - to raise funds for the Rotary Foundation for families and children as well as numerous not-for-profit groups involved in the community. Members have also joined together to help victims of natural disasters all across the US and even small countries nearby. 

Each June, the Murray Rotary club recognizes two individuals/groups for exceptional service: Humanitarian of the Year Award and Rotarian of the year award. Nominees for the Humanitarian award must NOT be rotary members.