Our Story

The Rotary Club of Smithfield is an organization of friends and leaders from a broad range of vocations who unite and volunteer as “People of Action” to create lasting change in our community, across the globe, and in ourselves. Smithfield Rotary is a club in District 7600. Through Rotary International we are united worldwide with over 46,000 clubs in 200 countries and 1.4 million members dedicated to providing humanitarian service, encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations, and building goodwill and peace in the world.

Founded in May of 1928, The Rotary Club of Smithfield is nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. The Smithfield High School Rotary Interact Club was chartered in 2014 to provide opportunities for youth service and leadership development. In 2017 the Happy Hour Companion Meeting was established to provide an alternative meeting structure, time, and venue. In 2022 the Rotary Club of Smithfield Foundation Corporation was established as an IRS charitable tax-deductible entity.

Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. Each year the Smithfield Rotary identifies community needs and youth services, and plans fundraisers and activities to meet its programs goals for the betterment of Smithfield and Isle of Wight County and to enhance the quality of life of its citizens. Each Rotarian is expected to participate in meetings, and to use their skills and resources to achieve the club’s program goals.

The Rotary Club of Smithfield offers two meeting structures, times, and venues. The Evening Group meets every Thursday at the Smithfield Station from 6:30PM to 7:30PM, and the Happy Hour companion group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at the Redpoint Taphouse from 5:30PM to 6:15PM.

For more than 110 years Rotary International has been “a people of action” useing their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action globally on sustainable projects from literacy and peace to water and health. We are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.

We are people of action