Rotary Club of Belfast


The Belfast Area Rotary Club located in Belfast, Maine, was founded in 1925. The Belfast club is a member of Rotary International, and Rotary International District 7790. Our District includes 53 clubs located in Maine, USA, and Quebec, Canada.

The Belfast Area Rotary Club is part of a worldwide network of inspired individuals who volunteer their time and talents to change lives in communities around the globe. We partner with leaders in our own communities to address local needs. For example, in partnership with Rotary International, Rotary Clubs have worked to eradicate polio around the world. Also, the Belfast Rotary Club has provided over $300,000 in scholarships for local students pursuing post-secondary education, helped to support local food banks, provided gifts for 100 children each holiday season, and collects electronic waste once a year for recycling.

Each Belfast Area Rotary Club member commits to living by the Rotary Motto of "Service Above Self". The Rotary member applies the 4-Way Test to all they do:

Is it the truth?

Is it fair to all concerned?

Will it build good will & better friendship?

Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

We welcome visitors to our meetings on Wednesdays at noon, especially those who are considering becoming new members of the Belfast Area Rotary Club, and who want to serve their community and live by the Rotary principles. Go to the membership page for more information.

In November, 2012, the Belfast Rotary Club was named Non-Profit Organization of the Year by the Belfast Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Belfast Rotary Club members also received honors. Su Wood was named Volunteer of the Year. Scott Hawthorne's company, Matthews Brothers Windows, was named Company of the Year.